jordanian pm \committed to economic reform\
Last Updated : GMT 10:59:44
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Parliamentary elections promised this year

Jordanian PM \'committed to economic reform\'

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Jordanian PM \'committed to economic reform\'

Jordan's prime minister Fayez Tarawneh
Amman – Osama al-Rantissi

Jordan\'s prime minister Fayez Tarawneh Amman – Osama al-Rantissi Jordan\'s prime minister Fayez Tarawneh on Sunday reiterated that his cabinet\'s major mandate was to pave the way for holding parliamentary elections this year in line with King Abdullah II\'s reform plan. Presenting MPs with his government\'s policy statement, on the basis of which he requested a vote of confidence, Tarawneh underlined that his government was \"fully aware of its transitional nature\" and of the critical stage during which it was formed and is \"wholeheartedly\" committed to achieving its mandate in line with the 10 guidelines listed in the Letter of Designation, vowing full cooperation and coordination with the Lower House.
\"A government\'s importance is not measured in its life span but in the tasks and missions it achieves,\" the premier said.
Tarawneh also noted that his government was committed to maintaining  the independence of a free and fair judiciary.
In addition, the premier vowed to pursue an anti-corruption campaign by offering assistance to the state\'s monitoring agencies.
Describing economic reform as a major priority, Tarawneh also emphasised that the government had no other choice but to take measures to address the current economic situation and build up a sustainable approach through which economic growth rates can be pushed up and development gains evenly distributed.
\"The state has witnessed over the past years unjustified spending in several fields with the well-to-do families residing in the country enjoying subsidies that should be directed in principle to the low-and medium-income families,\" the primer told lawmakers, adding that this, coupled with slow economic growth and declining investment flows brought about by the regional and international developments, have caused “unprecedented” deficit in the state\'s budget and considerable increase in poverty and unemployment levels.
Faced with such a \"difficult economic situation,\" it has become obligatory to move ahead with an economic and financial reform programme, Tarawneh said, adding that the government sees in embarking on an immediate financial reform targeting the state budget as a major priority for the current stage.
The premier noted that adopting a set of \"immediate\" measures aiming at increasing public revenues and cutting down public spending is the first remedial step to achieving a financial reform.
\"The government is conducting a thorough study to lower the subsidy on electricity tariffs, excluding from that low-and medium income families and small industries, as well as to decrease the government support of fuel derivatives except for diesel, kerosene, cooking gas and heavy fuel,\" the premier said.
Tarawneh added that putting state finances back on track will enhance Jordan\'s reliability both internally and externally and encourage local and foreign investors in joint enterprises to implement development projects.
The PM also noted that the government will continue offering support to municipalities to help them carry out their development duties, adding that, as a state of law, the government is committed to holding the municipal elections as stipulated in the relevant legislation, taking into considerations time and money factors.
Tarawneh also underlined that the government will safeguard press freedom and offer all forms of help and assistance to public and private news agencies.
On foreign policy, the premier noted that the government will work on preserving Jordan\'s historic ties with the entire world.
Meanwhile, the Jordanian House of Representatives acknowledged on Sunday the Constitutional Court Act. MPs signed a memorandum demanding the deduction of 30 percent from their salaries for the benefit of the state budget to help reduce the deficit.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

jordanian pm \committed to economic reform\ jordanian pm \committed to economic reform\

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

jordanian pm \committed to economic reform\ jordanian pm \committed to economic reform\

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Jordanian woman reveals her project

GMT 00:46 2017 Saturday ,11 November

Jordanian woman reveals her project
Arab Today, arab today Prince's vision spurs new Cornwall village

GMT 03:12 2017 Saturday ,18 November

Prince's vision spurs new Cornwall village
Arab Today, arab today Keep kids busy at Thanksgiving gatherings

GMT 11:14 2017 Friday ,10 November

Keep kids busy at Thanksgiving gatherings
Arab Today, arab today Israel ready to cooperate with Saudi

GMT 06:31 2017 Friday ,17 November

Israel ready to cooperate with Saudi
Arab Today, arab today Presenter Sherine Ramahi proud of her career

GMT 06:46 2017 Sunday ,19 November

Presenter Sherine Ramahi proud of her career
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Australian academic's book pulled

GMT 15:20 2017 Monday ,13 November

Australian academic's book pulled
Arab Today, arab today May under Brexit pressure at EU reform summit

GMT 02:14 2017 Saturday ,18 November

May under Brexit pressure at EU reform summit
Arab Today, arab today Delhi half-marathon to go ahead

GMT 03:51 2017 Saturday ,18 November

Delhi half-marathon to go ahead
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Tesla unveils its all-electric semi truck

GMT 02:59 2017 Saturday ,18 November

Tesla unveils its all-electric semi truck
Arab Today, arab today Baidu speeds up AI progress

GMT 11:46 2017 Friday ,17 November

Baidu speeds up AI progress
Arab Today, arab today Hanan Metawe denies apology for “Major Treason”

GMT 12:22 2017 Thursday ,16 November

Hanan Metawe denies apology for “Major Treason”
Arab Today, arab today paObama climate envoy slams Trump's rejection

GMT 16:04 2017 Friday ,17 November

paObama climate envoy slams Trump's rejection

GMT 08:06 2017 Wednesday ,15 November

Ayten Amer happy for “The Flood” success

GMT 11:15 2017 Thursday ,16 November

Angola oil boss sacked by father's protege

GMT 18:41 2017 Friday ,20 October

Designer Aql Faqih aspires to innovation

GMT 11:38 2017 Wednesday ,15 November

Unloved vultures fight for their survival

GMT 11:49 2017 Thursday ,17 August

Egyptian artist presents new collection of designs

GMT 06:13 2017 Friday ,17 November

Pope denounces healthcare inequality

GMT 05:18 2017 Thursday ,16 November

Boeing announces $27bn from flydubai

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday