The United States Provides Research Material for Jordan’s Center for Counter Extremism

Amman – Today, the Jordanian Armed Forces and United States inaugurated the Jordan Center for Counter Extremism’s (JCCE) research facility in Az-Zarqa.  The Embassy’s Military Assistance program supported the center with over 1,000 specialized books for the center’s library.   JCCE Director Col. Mohammed Aref Al-Athmat, Colonel Marc LaRoche representing the U.S. Embassy, and Spirit ...
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Department of State Inaugurates New Regional Antiterrorism Training Facility in Jordan

The Department of State and the Government of Jordan today inaugurated a new regional counterterrorism training facility south of Amman.   U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security Michael T. Evanoff , U.S. Embassy Amman Chargé d’Affaires Henry T. Wooster, His Royal Highness Prince Rashid, and Jordanian Gendarmerie Director Maj. Gen. Hussein Hawatmeh formally ...
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New U.S.-Jordan Memorandum of Understanding on Bilateral Foreign Assistance to Jordan

Fact Sheet On February 14, 2018, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, on behalf of the U.S. Government, signed a new five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Jordan in which the United States makes a non-binding commitment to support providing no less than $1.275 billion per year in U.S. bilateral foreign assistance to ...
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New U.S.-Jordan Memorandum of Understanding on Bilateral Foreign Assistance to Jordan

Today, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman al-Safadi signed a new five-year $6.375 billion ($1.275 billion a year) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the United States and Jordan, beginning in FY 2018 and ending in FY 2022.  This is the first non-binding MOU on bilateral foreign assistance negotiated under President Trump’s ...
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Secretary Tillerson to Travel to Amman, Ankara, Beirut, Cairo, and Kuwait City

STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Amman, Jordan; Ankara, Turkey; Beirut, Lebanon; Cairo, Egypt; and Kuwait City, Kuwait, February 11–16. In Jordan, the Secretary will meet with His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al-Hussein and Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Al-Safadi. The Secretary will underscore the ...
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Strengthening Jordan’s stability, U.S. Delivers 12 New Black Hawk Helicopters

On Sunday, January 28, the Jordan Armed Forces (JAF) officially received the final shipment of new Black Hawk helicopters from the United States, bringing the total to 12 aircraft received over the last nine months.  The helicopters will strengthen the JAF, its Quick Reaction Force (QRF), and Jordan’s security. His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin ...
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Number of Jordanians studying in the U.S. remains steady

AMMAN – The number of Jordanian students currently studying at institutions across the United States remained steady in 2017, nearly matching last year’s record number of Jordanian students in the U.S., according to an annual report released yesterday by the Institute of International Education, with support from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational ...
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Readout of Jared Kushner, Jason Greenblatt, Dina Powell and Tim Lenderking’s Meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan

On August 23, 2017, Senior Advisor to the President Jared Kushner, Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt, Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy Dina Powell, and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Arabian Gulf Affairs Tim Lenderking met with King Abdullah II of Jordan and his senior advisors to discuss advancing President Trump’s goal of a ...
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The Jordanian-American Military Fitness Challenge Begins

Amman – On July 30, the United States Embassy launched the Jordanian-American Military Fitness Challenge, an online workout competition for the Jordanian public.  Any Jordanian citizen aged 18 or older is eligible to participate and complete a set of exercises (squats, pushups, siteups, and burpees) for time, much like a Crossfit workout of the day.  ...
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United States and Jordan Meet to Bolster Counter Nuclear Smuggling Cooperation

Amman, Jordan – Representatives of the United States and Jordan met on July 20, 2017, to share perspectives on the threat of nuclear and radiological smuggling and to review their governments’ cooperation to counter that threat. Ambassador Makram Queisi led the Jordanian delegation while Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Nonproliferation Programs Phillip Dolliff led the U.S. delegation. The discussions contributed to ongoing bilateral cooperation ...
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Move of the American Language Center

Amman – Beginning mid-July, English classes and accompanying cultural activities previously provided at the American Language Center (ALC) will be offered by AMIDEAST Jordan, in partnership and with financial support from the Embassy of the United States in Amman.  AMIDEAST’s ALC program will implement the curriculum and teaching model utilized at the current facility, including ...
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Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly’s visit in Jordan

AQABA, Jordan – Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly, on the first Cabinet-level visit to Jordan of the Trump administration, met with His Majesty King Abdullah to discuss bilateral relations and visited the Aqaba-Eilat border crossing. Secretary Kelly’s visit and discussions highlighted the strong ties between the United States and Jordan, particularly in the ...
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Special Representative for International Negotiations Greenblatt’s March 27-29 Trip to Jordan

At the invitation of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Assistant to the President and Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt attended the 28th Arab League Summit this week in Jordan. As an observer at the Summit, Mr. Greenblatt did not endorse the speeches given or resolutions approved by the assembled Arab League member states. ...
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U.S. Food for Progress Program Supports Agricultural Development in Jordan

AMMAN, JORDAN – Constructed in part with proceeds from a U.S. wheat donation valued at $17 million, the Karak Dam was officially inaugurated Tuesday by Jordanian and U.S. officials.  The dam will provide irrigation water for thousands of farmers, promoting agricultural development in the Jordan Valley. Construction was funded in part by a 2012 U.S. ...
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Oberlin-JOrchestra “Musical Crossroads” Concert

Amman – On Sunday, January 15, musicians from JOrchestra and the Oberlin Conservatory performed in a public concert entitled, “Musical Crossroads: Melodies from the U.S. and the Orient” under the joint patronage of Ambassador Alice G. Wells and Dr. Talal Abu Ghazaleh.  This centerpiece collaborative performance caps a one-week outreach project by a group from ...
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U.S. Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Syrian Crisis

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 27, 2016   The United States is providing more than $364 million in additional lifesaving humanitarian assistance for those affected by the war in Syria, as world leaders gathered during the UN General Assembly to galvanize significant new global commitments to increase support for refugees. This ...
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In a first, NASA Chief Lands in Jordan to Promote Science, Space Exploration, and the Journey to Mars

Amman- For the first time ever, the head of the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has made a visit to Jordan.  Following meetings with His Majesty King Abdullah II and His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II on June 8, the agency chief, Administrator Charles F. Bolden, addressed a ...
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ABOARD THE USS HARRY S. TRUMAN

U.S. Ambassador to Jordan Alice G. Wells and a number of senior Jordanian military and political figures flew aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman earlier this week, a demonstration of the United States’ commitment to Jordan’s security and regional stability. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is currently operating in the Red ...
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Final Shipment of U.S Wheat Donation Valued at over $25 Million Arrives in Aqaba

Aqaba— Ambassador Alice G. Wells joined Minister of Industry and Trade H.E. Maha Al-Ali in welcoming the arrival at the Port of Aqaba of the second and final wheat delivery of 47,500 metric tons through the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food for Progress Program. The first shipment arrived in February to complete the donation ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement

As part of the effort to reach the President’s goal of admitting at least 10,000 Syrian refugees to the United States by September 30, 2016, the United States has established a temporary refugee processing center near Amman. Operations are now underway. Access to the site is restricted by invitation to potential resettlement candidates. We are ...
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Inauguration of the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation for the Conservation and Rehabilitation of the Roman Aqueduct of Gadara-Jordan

The U.S. Embassy in Amman is pleased to announce the award of a $160,000 grant to the Faculty of Archeology and Anthropology of Yarmouk University for the conservation and rehabilitation of the Roman Aqueduct of Gadara in Umm Qais.  The award was made possible through the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) which supports the ...
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Creating a Future of Prosperity: The U.S.-Jordanian Partnership

Creating a Future of Prosperity: The U.S.-Jordanian Partnership November 15, 2015 Alice G. Wells Ambassador of the United States to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Remarks as Prepared Thank you so much for your warm welcome. I am pleased to be here today on the eve of Global Entrepreneurship Week to celebrate Jordan’s entrepreneurs and ...
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U.S. Government Announces Continued Commitment to Jordan’s Education Sector

The United States highlighted its continued commitment to Jordan with the announcement of a plan to build 25 new schools in Jordan using $100 million as part of the Administration’s Let Girls Learn initiative. In March 2015, the President and First Lady launched Let Girls Learn, a U.S. Government initiative bringing together the Department of ...
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U.S. and Jordan Inaugurate the Start of Operations at As-Samra Wastewater Treatment Plant in Zarqa

Zarqa- The U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) CEO Dana J. Hyde and Prime Minister H.E. Dr. Abdallah Ensour inaugurated the start of operations at the expanded As-Samra Wastewater Treatment Plant today in Zarqa.  The plant will provide Jordan with 133 million cubic meters of treated water per year – representing more than 10 percent ...
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U.S. Ambassador and UNRWA Inaugurate School in Nuzha

Amman – U.S. Ambassador to Jordan Alice G. Wells inaugurated today a new school in Nuzha for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The United States provided the $1.9 million needed for the construction and furnishing of this state-of-the-art facility that replaced three older school buildings. ...
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U.S. Support for Petra and Jordan’s Cultural Heritage Continues

Today in Petra, U.S. Ambassador to Jordan Alice G. Wells launched a grant awarded under the Department of State’s Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) to expand conservation of the Temple of the Winged Lions.  The grant, totaling $200,000, was awarded to the American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) in partnership with the Jordanian Department ...
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United States Announces New Funding For UNRWA

AMMAN – Today, in response to a financial deficit that threatened to keep the doors of schools for Palestinian refugee children closed this fall, the United States announced an additional $15 million contribution to the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA). This contribution is part of a multi-donor effort to bridge UNRWA’s current year deficit ...
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Ambassador Wells Visits Irbid for Refugee, Education, Health Discussions and Donations

IRBID – U.S. Ambassador Alice G. Wells visited Irbid today, where she met with governorate officials including Governor Dr. Sa’d Shihab and Irbid Mayor Hussein Bani Hani, to discuss issues of common interest, including education, health, refugee and host community issues. Ambassador Wells also visited the Caritas Non-Formal Education program at the Patriarchate Latin School ...
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United States and Ministry of Health Partner to Establish Emergency Operations Center

Amman – With support from the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Ministry of Health (MOH) officially opened its Emergency Operations Center (EOC), which will enhance the Ministry’s ability to rapidly respond to health emergencies, whether a disease outbreak, natural disaster, or other public health threat.  ...
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United States Provides $65 Million to World Food Program to Avert Cutoff of Food Assistance for Syria Crisis

Jordan to Receive $21.3 million AMMAN – Responding to a need and increasing its commitment to help those affected by the crisis in Syria, the United States is providing an additional $65 million in humanitarian assistance to the UN World Food Program (WFP), which feeds nearly six million Syrians and refugees from Syria every month. ...
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Access English Students Graduation

AMMAN – Over 400 students from all over Jordan graduated from the English Access Micro scholarship Program and received their certificates from U.S. Ambassador Alice G. Wells. Access provides a foundation of English language skills to talented teenagers from economically disadvantaged sectors through two years of after-school classes and intensive sessions, giving participants English skills ...
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U.S.-Jordan Partnership: Realizing Jordan’s Economic Potential

Alice G. Wells, The Ambassador of the United States to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan June 9, 2015 Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Forum Remarks as prepared Your Excellency Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Your Esteemed Ministers, members of the diplomatic corps, business leaders, and other distinguished guests. It is a great honor for me to address the Talal ...
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Umm el-Jimal archaeological site near Mafraq – ready for tourists

Amman –Highlighting the site’s cultural and historic significance, U.S. Ambassador to Jordan Alice G. Wells  visited Umm Al Jimal Archaelological Site near Mafraq to celebrate the completion of preservation of Houses XVII and XVIII (two of the largest of 150 homes from the fifth and sixth centuries AD).  Appealing to domestic and foreign tourists alike, ...
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United States and Jordan Sign Third Loan Guarantee Agreement (May 31, 2015)

Amman-The United States today re-affirmed its strong commitment to the people of Jordan by signing a third sovereign loan guarantee agreement with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.  This loan guarantee agreement is part of a broader U.S. commitment to help ensure Jordanian stability, security, and economic growth. The proceeds of the U.S. guaranteed bonds issued ...
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U.S. And Jordan: An Alliance Against Violent Extremism

Alice G. Wells The Ambassador of the United States to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan May 12, 2015 World Affairs Council Remarks as prepared Good evening. Before I begin, I would first like to thank Your Excellency, Dr. Abdul Salam Al Majali for your years of dedication to advancing Jordan’s broad-minded foreign policy, including your ...
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U.S., Jordan Sign Agreement to Promote Agricultural Development and Trade, Support Humanitarian Assistance

Amman– U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack and Jordan Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Imad Fakhoury, today signed an agreement to support agricultural development and trade in Jordan. “Jordan is one of our most effective, capable and steadfast partners not only in the Middle East, but around the world,” Vilsack said. “USDA’s ...
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U.S. Embassy Promotes Hydroponic Practices in Jordan

Amman, Jordan (May 9) U.S. Ambassador to Jordan Alice Wells showcased locally-grown hydroponic and organic vegetables during a May 9 reception with Jordanian producers and government officials in honor of the visit to Jordan by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack. The event, which featured seasonal vegetables from local farms, welcomed a number of prominent ...
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U.S. Ambassador Congratulates Access Graduates in Aqaba

Aqaba – U.S. Ambassador to Jordan Alice Wells joined the Director of the Aqaba Directorate of Education, teachers, and family members in celebrating the graduation of 100 students from the English Access Microscholarship Program on Tuesday in Aqaba. The Access program develops English language skills and capabilities among economically-disadvantaged youth, while also introducing them to ...
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“Mr. Science” Brings Science to Life

The U.S. Embassy in Jordan and the Haya Cultural Center invite school-age kids and their families as science comes to life at Haya Cultural Center (Shmeisani) on Friday, April 10, from 3:00 p.m. –7:00 p.m. The program will include science demonstrations and interactive shows.   Attendees will have an opportunity to explore the mobile science bus, ...
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Advancing Women’s Empowerment: A Shared Vision for the United States and Jordan

Alice G. Wells, The Ambassador of the United States of America to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. March 16, 2015 Remarks as Prepared Good afternoon. I would like to thank Dr. Ekhleif Tarawneh, the President of this great institution, for his exemplary leadership of Jordan’s oldest and largest university, and for his commitment to bilateral ...
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2015 American Language Center Annual Conference

Dear English Teaching Community, The American Language Center and the Regional English Language Office of the American Embassy, Amman Jordan invites English language educators to attend the seventh annual “Shaping the Way We Teach Conference: Engaging. Relevant. Stimulating. Teaching for Student Success in the 21st Century”, May 15 – 16, 2015, at the American Language Center ...
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URBAN METHOD To Perform in Jordan

Amman – As a part of a diverse program of cultural outreach, the U.S. Embassy will host the vocal a cappella and hip-hop group Urban Method for a series of concerts and workshops from March 9 – 14, 2015. The group will perform on Wednesday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Amman’s Zara Expo Auditorium. ...
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Ambassador Wells Visits the Jordan Valley

Jordan Valley – U.S. Ambassador to Jordan Alice G. Wells, accompanied by Minister of Water and Irrigation Hazem al-Nasser and Secretary General of the Jordan Valley Authority Eng. Sa’ed Abu Hammour, visited on Saturday several key water and agricultural sites in the Jordan Valley. Ambassador Wells traveled to Al-Wehdah Dam, the largest capacity dam in ...
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Summary of White House Fact Sheet on CVE Summit

Key messages: This week, the White House is convening a three-day summit on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) to bring together local, federal, and international leaders – including President Obama and foreign ministers – to discuss concrete steps the United States and its partners can take to develop community-oriented approaches to counter  hateful extremist ideologies that ...
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Shared Challenges: Jordan, the United States, and the Path Forward

Ambassador Alice G. Wells, United States Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, February 18, 2015 As prepared Good afternoon: Before I begin, I would first like to thank His Royal Highness, Prince El Hassan bin Talal – thank you, your Royal Highness, for your dedication to advancing mutual understanding through the Arab Thought Forum ...
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United States Provides $125 million to the World Food Program for the Syria Crisis

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson February 17, 2015 MEDIA NOTE Increasing its commitment to help those affected by the crisis in Syria, the United States is providing an additional $125 million in humanitarian assistance to the UN World Food Program (WFP), which feeds nearly six million Syrians and refugees from Syria every ...
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2015 MEPI Student Leaders Program

Program Dates: June 29-August 8, 2015 Application Deadline: February 8, 2015 ——————————— PROGRAM OVERVIEW ———————————  The Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) program is pleased to announce the 2015 MEPI Student Leaders Program, a fully-funded leadership training program in the U.S. for undergraduates.  The MEPI Student Leaders Program contributes to USG goals of cultivating participatory and ...
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U.S. funded program in Zarqa celebrates gender integration

Zarqa- Under the patronage of the Minister of Social Development Reem Abu Hassan and with the attendance of U.S. Ambassador to Jordan Alice G. Wells, the Millennium Challenge Account – Jordan (MCA-Jordan) held an event in Zarqa city to celebrate three years in integrating gender within the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s (MCC) Compact in Jordan. MCC, ...
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Ambassador Wells Visits Salt For Economic, Cultural Discussions

Salt. U.S. Ambassador Alice G. Wells visited Salt today where she met with Balqa governorate public officials including Governor Saleh Al-Shoshan and Mayor of Salt Eng. Khalid Al-Khishman.  They discussed issues of common interest, including investment opportunities, job creation, and women’s empowerment. The visit included a walking tour to the Al-Hammam souk, built at the ...
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U.S. Ambassador Visits Petra, Observes Preservation Projects First Hand

Ambassador Wells met with H.E. Mohammad Al-Nawafleh, the Chief Commissioner of Petra Development and Tourism Regional Authority (PDTRA), H.E. Mamdouh Al-Fakir, Governor of Petra District, H.E. Emad Hijazeen, PDTRA Deputy Commissioner, and commissioners of the local authority to discuss mutual cooperation and current and future plans for the site and region.  The Ambassador also met ...
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U.S. Ambassador Visits Zarqa

Zarqa – U.S. Ambassador Alice G. Wells visited Zarqa today and met Governorate public officials including the Governor, Mr. Adel Rousan, to discuss issues of common interest as well as identify opportunities and mitigate challenges faced by the people of Zarqa. During her trip, Ambassador Wells visited the King Abdullah II School for Excellence and ...
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U.S. Ambassador and Jordanian Officials Inaugurate Karak Dam Construction

Karak – Jordanian and U.S. officials today inaugurated construction on the Karak Dam project, which when completed in 2016, is expected to benefit 5,000 farming families, reduce energy costs, increase agricultural yields and expand Jordan’s agricultural exports. The project, funded in part through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food for Progress (FFP) program, used ...
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U.S. Ambassador Visits MCC-Funded Projects in Zarqa

Zarqa – U.S. Ambassador Alice G. Wells conducted site visits today to witness the transparent and efficient way in which Jordanians have been transforming their access to clean water and sanitation through a five-year grant of $275 million provided by the U.S. government. The grant’s projects, funded through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), include nearly ...
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2016 Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery Registration Begins

AMMAN – The U.S. Embassy announces that applications for the 2016 Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery will be accepted online beginning noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on October 1, 2014, and ending at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on November 3, 2014.  This annual program makes U.S. immigrant visas available through a computer-generated random lottery for ...
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Ambassador Wells Visits Aqaba

Ambassador Wells recently visited Aqaba, where she focused on economic development, entrepreneurship and job creation, and how the U.S. government can help support the development of a key driver of Jordan’s future. During the visit, the Ambassador met with officials and toured development sites that could bring over $20 billion in direct investment to Jordan, ...
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U.S. and Jordan Announce Five-Year, $140-Million School Infrastructure Project For Basic Education Improvements in Jordan

AJLOUN – U.S. Ambassador Alice G. Wells, Minister of Education Dr. Mohammad Thnaibat, Minister of Public Works and Housing Eng. Sami Halaseh, and USAID/Jordan Mission Director Beth S. Paige today signed a certificate acknowledging that the U.S. Agency for International Development will support Jordan’s education development over the next five years for up to $140 ...
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U.S. Embassy Donates 12 Handheld Chemical Detection Instruments to the Jordanian Armed Forces and the Public Security Department

AMMAN – The American Embassy presented 12 handheld chemical detection instruments valued at over $660,000 to the Chemical Support Unit and the Royal Navy Forces of the Jordan Armed Forces (JAF) and the Public Security Department (PSD).  These instruments will enable Jordanian security personnel to rapidly and accurately identify unknown solid and liquid chemicals directly ...
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Ambassador Wells Engages Youth in Mafraq; Visits Zaatari Camp

Mafraq – In her first trip outside of Amman, Ambassador Alice Wells visited Mafraq as part of an effort to learn about the challenges facing the Jordanian people.  She participated in a roundtable at the Mosawah Center with 12 youth leaders of volunteer and non-profit organizations. The youth enthusiastically shared information about their initiatives and ...
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American Chamber of Commerce hosts a discussion on American Taxation for Expats and Business

AMMAN – In collaboration with the U.S. Embassy, the American Chamber of Commerce in Jordan hosted an event on August 12 to discuss American tax regulations for expatriates and businesses. Organized to inform expats and those with American business interests about new U.S. tax policies, the event brought together experts from the Embassy, Jordanian banks ...
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Restoration and Rehabilitation of the Roman Nymphaeum

Launch of the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation’s Grant for the restoration and rehabilitation of the Roman Nymphaeum Amman – The U.S. Embassy in Amman is pleased to announce the award of a nearly $200,000 grant to the Hamdi Mango Center for Scientific Research at the University of Jordan for the restoration and rehabilitation of ...
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U.S Grant to Jordan Uses Savings To Help More Beneficiaries, Construct New Building

Zarqa – The Minister of Water and Irrigation H.E. Dr. Hazem Nasser and U.S. Ambassador to Jordan Stuart Jones announced today that more beneficiaries in Zarqa Governorate will have access to wastewater services through the $275 million grant program funded by the US Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). The announcement came following a proposal submitted ...
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U.S. Ambassador Follows up with “Invest in Aqaba” Delegation

Aqaba- U.S. Ambassador Stuart E. Jones travelled to Aqaba on July 15 to discuss economic development plans for the region with Jordanian public and private sector officials.  Ambassador Jones’ trip to Aqaba follows a successful “Invest in Aqaba” delegation visit to the United States in June.  During this mission, eleven Aqaba-based officials visited New York, ...
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Partners Sign Memo to Develop Clean Energy Sector

IRBID (July 3) ‒ The USAID Jordan Competitiveness Program (JCP), Irbid Chamber of Industry (ICI), and Jordan Industrial Estates Co. (JIEC) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) supporting the expansion of the clean energy sector in northern Jordan.  Clean energy is energy produced by renewable, non-polluting resources such as sunlight or wind. “I have ...
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A New Class of U.S.-sponsored English Access Graduates

Amman – On June 23, 440 public school students graduated from the English Access Microscholarship Program and received their certificates from U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Stephanie T. Williams.  The Access program provides English language skills for talented teenagers from economically disadvantaged sectors.  After completing two years of after-school classes and intensive sessions, the ...
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United States and Jordan Sign Second Loan Guarantee Agreement

The United States today re-affirmed its strong commitment to the people of Jordan by signing a second sovereign loan guarantee agreement with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The United States’ loan guarantee will allow Jordan to access affordable financing from international capital markets, ensuring that Jordan can continue to provide critical services to its citizens ...
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Karak Hospital Renovations Expected to Provide Improved Services to Local Residents

KARAK (April 29) – Minister of Health Dr. Ali Hiyasat, U.S. Ambassador to Jordan Stuart E. Jones, and USAID Mission Director Beth S. Paige today inaugurated the newly renovated obstetrics, neonatal and emergency departments at Karak Hospital that will improve the departments’ operations and enhance the quality of care.  The renovations, which cost nearly $4 ...
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USAID Tourism Grant to Promote Jordan in North America, Europe and Mexico

Amman. The USAID Economic Growth Through Sustainable Tourism Project today marked a series of grants to the Jordan Tourism Board (JTB) to strengthen the promotion of Jordan as a tourist destination in the European, North American and Mexican markets. U.S. Ambassador to Jordan Stuart Jones, USAID/Jordan Mission Director Beth Paige and Minister of Tourism and ...
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