Jordan’s foreign debt stood at 5.1 billion Jordanian Dinars ($7.19 billion) in November 2001, of which JD 2.8 billion belong to the government and JD 1.67 billion belong to local and international private firms, a recently issued report by the Jordanian Ministry of Treasury estimated.
Foreign debt still represents 80 percent of the kingdom's gross domestic product. Jordan's foreign debt stood at eight billion dollars in 1998.
Jordan’s major creditors include Japan, France, Germany and Britain. The kingdom’s main aid financers are Japan with one billion JD, Germany with JD 220 million, the United States with JD 61 million and France with JD 56 million, reported Al-Hayat . — (menareport.com)
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