Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. LI

No 3

21-January-2008

JORDAN

US Government Boosts Financial Support To Jordan

The US government will raise its aid to Jordan substantially in 2008, US officials announced on 14 January, following the passing of the 2008 Consolidated Appropriations Act by Congress and its signature by President George W Bush. Under the new legislation Jordan, a close ally of the US, will receive total grants of $663.5mn - $363.5mn in economic assistance and $300mn in foreign...