Jordan and America: seven decades of friendship and partnership

For 70 years, the U.S. has been firmly committed to prosperity and security for all Jordanians.

Since 1951, the U.S. has provided more than $20 billion in assistance to Jordan.

This month, the U.S. and Jordan will sign a new Memorandum of Understanding.  In this MOU, the U.S. is pledging almost $6.5 billion in assistance to Jordan over the next five years.

Here are some examples of how U.S. assistance and our historic partnership benefits Jordanians:


  • In the last year, Jordan has received 12 Black Hawk helicopters from the United States.
  • Jordan and U.S. military personnel train side-by-side to sharpen combat skills necessary for combating terrorism and ensuring Jordan’s security and stability.
  • Since 1987, the U.S. government’s Anti-Terrorism Assistance program has trained more than 7,150 Jordanian law enforcement personnel.


  • Since Jordan joined the World Trade Organization and the two countries signed the Jordan-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (FTA), trade between the United States and Jordan has increased by 800 percent.
  • The United States has supported $3.75 billion in U.S. Government loan guarantees that will save Jordan over $600 million in interest costs over the next five years, while also lowering the domestic interest rate and helping to boost economic growth.
  • The Unites States facilitated more than $110 million in loans to over 432 small and medium-sized enterprises. As a result, more than 5,000 new jobs have been created and thousands more supported.
  • US assistance helped more than 750 women-owned home-based businesses to enhance their quality and productivity.

Health Care

  • U.S. assistance has renovated and modernized 349 clinics and 25 public-sector hospital departments.


  • In 2016, U.S. assistance supported the creation of teaching and learning materials for early grade reading and mathematics and helped train over 8,000 teachers, nearly 10 percent of all teachers in Jordan, as well as 120 Ministry of Education and contract school supervisors.
  • Since 2002, U.S. assistance has constructed 28 new schools and expanded/renovated 120 schools serving over 200,000 students.


  • Ove six decades, the United States, working with the government of Jordan, has improved fresh water and sanitation services for more than one-third of Jordan’s population, including the construction of a water supply plant that provides roughly 30 percent of Amman’s water supply.
  • Since 2000, U.S. assistance has helped build and renovate critical infrastructure to help increase the water supply and wastewater services for more than 2 million people in north Jordan.
  • The United States has worked to reduce water losses and maximize the impact of the Disi water aquifer, enabling the pumping of 100 million additional cubic meters of water to Amman and northern Jordan each year.