Minister Sajjan Signs $120M Loan, Funds Projects in Jordan

Global Affairs Canada

Jordan is a long-standing partner of Canada in the Middle East. The 2 countries work together to promote regional peace and stability, refugee protection, women’s economic empowerment and education.

The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, met in Ottawa with Jordan’s Ayman Safadi, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, to sign a $120-million sovereign loan agreement for Jordan’s education sector. This loan, which aims to strengthen quality public education for Jordanians and refugees alike, builds on Canada’s long-standing support for inclusive education initiatives for vulnerable groups, such as girls and refugees.

Minister Sajjan also announced $28.5 million in funding for 3 development projects in Jordan. These funds will go toward providing health services for refugees, helping to improve and restore climate-vulnerable ecosystems and addressing barriers to women’s participation across the security, military, diplomatic and justice sectors.

The sovereign loan will help ensure that vocational training workshops and laboratories can be refurbished and support thousands more learners as they get ready for their careers. It will also fund the maintenance and repair of public schools and help to equip classrooms and workshops with the right machinery and modern technology to allow students to thrive.

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