The EU is offering “substantial economic support” to political reforms in Jordan. The second meeting of the EU-Jordan Task Force will take place at the King Hussein Centre, Dead Sea, Jordan, on 22nd February 2012. The first meeting was in September 2011.
Catherine Ashton, the EU’s foreign policy representative, commented on the growing relationship:
“Jordan is committed to pursuing a sustained pace of reforms which are vital for the consolidation of the institutions, deepening democracy and the rule of law. 2012 will be crucial to consolidate ambitious reforms. The EU is committed to accompanying Jordan on its historic journey.”
Jordan is a strategic military ally in the Middle East, bordering Israel, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iraq and Lebanon.