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Canada commends Kingdom’s efforts to host Syrian refugees

By Petra - Mar 27,2014 - Last updated at Mar 27,2014

AMMAN — Planning Minister Ibrahim Saif and Canadian Deputy Minister of International Development Paul Rochon on Thursday discussed means to expand economic and development cooperation.

Saif highlighted challenges facing the country in light of the presence of large numbers of Syrian refugees in the Kingdom, thanking Canada for its support to Jordan in this regard.

The two officials discussed Canada’s assistance to Jordan over the next five years, estimated at around $175 million, which Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced in his recent visit to the Kingdom.

Rochon expressed his country’s appreciation of Jordan’s role in hosting Syrian refugees, stressing his country’s commitment to supporting the Kingdom.

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