The European Union on Thursday granted Jordan US$350 million (â‚¬265 million ) to boost the kingdom's political, economic and social reforms, according to an EU-Jordan agreement.
The grant was announced during a visit to the kingdom of EU's Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighborhood Policy, Benita Ferrero-Waldner. The package will focus on several priorities including trade and investment, employment, water and energy.
The EU is one of Jordan's major donors. Since 1997, Jordan has received more than â‚¬630 million (US$800 million) in financial aid through a European assistance program.
Ferrero-Waldner on Thursday held talks with King Abdullah's regent Prince Ali bin al-Hussein that focused on the current situation in the Middle East and the Jordanian monarch's efforts to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, the official Petra news agency said.