Qatar pledges 10K jobs, in­veste­ments for Jor­dan

The Phnom Penh Post - - BUSINESS -

QATAR pledged on Wednesday to cre­ate 10,000 jobs for Jor­da­ni­ans on the ter­ri­tory of the en­ergy-rich Gulf state, as well as in­vest $500 mil­lion in the kingdom hit by anti-aus­ter­ity protests. The an­nounce­ment came two days af­ter Qatar’s ri­vals Saudi Ara­bia and the United Arab Emi­rates made a $2.5 bil­lion pledge to Jor­dan in con­junc­tion with Kuwait. Qatari For­eign Min­is­ter Sheikh Mo­hammed al-Thani vis­ited Am­man on Wednesday, where he met Jor­dan’s King Ab­dul­lah II.

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