June 13, 2018 / 2:53 PM / 7 days ago

Qatar extends $500 million aid package to Jordan - official

AMMAN (Reuters) - The Gulf state of Qatar has extended a $500 mln aid package to Jordan that includes investments, project finance and job opportunities for Jordanians, an official source said on Wednesday.

FILE PHOTO: Policemen clash with protesters near the Jordan's Prime Minister's office in Amman, Jordan June 3, 2018. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed/File Photo

The aid package comes two days after Gulf neighbours Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates pledged $2.5 billion of aid to Jordan to help the country’s cash-strapped economy hit by a wave of protests over IMF-driven austerity measures.

Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg

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