Middle East to receive more Japanese aid
Japan said on Saturday it will increase aid to North African and Middle Eastern countries, including Jordan, to help regional stability and democratic transformations.
A foreign ministry statement said that after parliament endorsed an additional 2012 draft budget, Japan will present 13.4 billion yen (about $150 million) through international organisations to countries that started democratic reforms -- Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and Morocco.
The package also includes emergency aid to Syrian refugees and economic assistance to address youth unemployment and reduce regional economic discrepancies plus financial and economic aid to Palestine.
- How Saudi's health insurance market may hold the key to the industry's future
- GCC economic growth looks promising for the future, report says
- Saudi SMEs v overseas enterprises. Who is the winner?
- Why does inflation continue to rise in the UAE?
- With Sisi likely to take over, how will Egypt's 'military economy' look like?