UAE to provide Jordan with 300-mln-USD grant

Jordan announces Monday that it secured a grant worth 300 million U.S. dollars from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the state-run Petra news agency reported.

The grant is through efforts spearheaded by King Abdullah II of Jordan, whose top priority is supporting limited-income families and improving citizens’ living standards.

The news agency quotes sources at the Royal Court as saying the grant embodies the deep-rooted, brotherly ties between the two countries and peoples.

The sources said the UAE grant will be allocated for providing medical coverage for uninsured citizens and patients with chronic diseases, and for limited-income families benefiting from the National Aid Fund to cover their basic needs.

In 2012, the UAE pledged 1.25 billion U.S. dollars in support to Jordan along with several Gulf states.