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Jordan: Foreign Relations

Volume 503: debated on Wednesday 6 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what aims and objectives he has set for UK foreign policy in respect of Jordan. (309146)

Our policy towards Jordan remains one of firm support for its security and stability, and for the economic and political reform envisioned in its National Agenda of 2005. We count Jordan among our firmest friends and value the contribution it makes to resolving and averting regional conflicts. This is covered by the Foreign and Commonwealth Offices (FCO) sixth Departmental Strategic Objective (DSO), preventing and resolving conflict. We encourage British business investment in Jordan (FCO’s DSO number 2, supporting the British economy), and through both the embassy and British Council we invest also in developing Jordan’s human capacity.