PM Briefs US Delegation Of Economic Challenges Facing Jordan

October 27, 2017

Amman, Nov. 22 (Petra)--Prime Minister Hani Al Mulki said that government had defined five reform priorities and started their implementation, noting that these include administrative and educational reforms, enhancing the rule of law, labor market reform in addition to financial reforms.
During a meeting with the media sector representatives on Sunday, Al Mulki said that the government will not shelve problems or postpone tacking them to a later state as their cost will be high.
He said that the government's vision is based on adopting reforms in the political, economic, administrative and development fields, adding that reforms should be comprehensive and not partial.
The prime minister said reforms that were carried out were not consistent as Social protection cannot be tackled in isolation from the economic framework, noting that this will not lead to growth or to consistency in political reforms.
He highlighted the importance of administrative reform in the coming stage, adding that the government aims to reform the public sector, enhance accountability and maintain the public sector's reputation.
Al Mulki stressed the importance of enhancing the rule of law, noting that the rule of law and justice contribute to developing the economy and enhancing the investment climate.
On the labour market and unemployment, the prime minister said that the government started the implementation of a JD100 million program to create job opportunities and replace foreign laborers with Jordanian laborers.
The meeting was attended Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Imad Fakhoury, State Minister for Media Affairs Mohammad Momani, Minister of Finance Omar Malhas, Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply Yaroub Qudan, Director General of Jordan News Agency Faisal Al Shboul, Director of Jordan Radio and Television Corporation Firas Nseir, President of Jordan Press Association Rakan Saaydeh , the chief editors of local dailies as well as a number of journalists and writers.
 
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