Financial experts from Abu Dhabi arrived in Amman last weekend to investigate Jordanian projects that may qualify for financial aid from the Gulf State.
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Background: Financial experts from Abu Dhabi arrived in Amman last weekend to investigate Jordanian projects that may qualify for financial aid from the Gulf State. The experts are members of a delegation from the Abu Dhabi Fund for Arab Development. They were filmed on Wednesday (August 22) during negotiations with Jordanian planning officials at the National Planning Council.
During the visit, the Abu Dhabi experts will also visit the sites of various projects in Jordan to continue their investigations.
SYNOPSIS: At the National Planning Council Headquarters, Amman, this week Jordanian officials have been discussing the use of foreign finance for future national projects.
A group of financial experts from Abu Dhabi had arrived in Amman the previous weekend, and on Wednesday they were engaged in several days of talks on possible financial aid to the Jordanians. It's part of an extended fact-finding tour of Arab countries.
Wednesday's discussion were with senior members of the Jordanian Planning Council, headed by the Chairman Dr. Khalil Es-Salem, and with officials of the Jordan Valley Commission. Earlier, the Abu Ohabi experts had been engaged in four days of talks at the Jordanian Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Once the Abu Dhabi delegation has drawn up a short-list of likely aid schemes, they'll be touring project sites in Jordan for an on-the-spot assessment of priorities. Later they'll be reporting back to the Arab Development Fund in Abu Dhabi so that loans for approved Jordanian Government projects can be sanctioned.