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Abu Dhabi fund agrees $300m aid package to Jordan

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development announces move following directives from UAE leaders

Abu Dhabi fund agrees $300m aid package to Jordan

Jordan's King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein during a visit to the UAE earlier this year.

The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) announced on Saturday that it is providing $300 million in development aid to Jordan.

The move comes following the directives of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, with the support of Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, state news agency WAM reported.

ADFD said in a statement: "The UAE leadership's decision reaffirms the commitment to standing alongside the brotherly leadership and people of Jordan, reflecting the nation's foreign policy that carries the legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and continues under the leadership of President Sheikh Khalifa."

It added that this latest development aid provision highlights the "strong relations between the UAE and Jordan, that are based on brotherhood, mutual interest and respect".