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King Abdullah II of Jordan, IMF Managing Director discuss impact of Syria's crisis on Jordan's economy

February 15, 2014

New York, 15th Feb. 2014 /WAM/ -- King Abdullah II of Jordan met with Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund /IMF/, in Washington D.C. on Thursday.

The meeting was an opportunity to discuss recent global, regional, and domestic economic developments, including the toll taken by the Syrian conflict, and its impact on the Jordanian economy.

The Managing Director noted the good progress made by the authorities in moving forward on the economic reform program under the Stand-By Arrangement with the IMF, and reiterated the IMF s commitment to continue supporting Jordan s efforts to put in place home-grown policies that promote macroeconomic stability, inclusive growth, and higher employment.

King Abdullah II and the Managing Director also discussed the high-level conference on "Building the Future: Jobs, Growth, and Fairness in the Arab World", which the government of Jordan, jointly with the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development and the IMF, will host in Amman on May 11 12, 2014.

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Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM) (United Arab Emirates)

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