The EBRD President Odile Renaud-Basso is visiting Jordan from 27 to 28 March 2023 to meet with senior government officials and representatives of the Jordanian financial and business community in Amman.
During her visit, the President will hold meetings with the Prime Minister of Jordan, Bisher Al-Khasawneh, Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and State Minister for Public Sector Modernisation, Nasser Shraideh, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, and EBRD Governor, Zeina Toukan, Minister of Energy, Saleh Al-Kharabsheh, and Governor of the Central Bank of Jordan, Adel Al-Sharkas.
President Renaud-Basso will also meet the Minister of Water and Irrigation, Mohammad Najjar, Minister of Investment, Kholoud Sakkaf, Deputy Chief Commissioner of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority, Hamza Haj Hassan, and CEO of the Aqaba Development Corporation, Hussein Al-Safadi.
President Odile Renaud-Basso said, “I am delighted to be visiting Jordan for the first time as EBRD President and I look forward to this opportunity to deepen our cooperation. We are committed to supporting Jordan’s reform agenda by improving competitiveness and promoting inclusion and the growth of the private sector to contribute to the country’s transition to a greener, and well-governed economy.”
The EBRD President will be joined by Heike Harmgart, Managing Director for the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean region, and Philip ter Woort, Director for the Eastern Mediterranean region.
Since 2012, the EBRD has provided more than €1.9 billion in financing through 71 projects in Jordan, including financial support for the Jordanian banking sector through loans to micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises, and through subordinated debt and trade finance facilities.