On 3 June 2013, Štefan Füle, Member of the EC in charge of Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, embarked on a two-day visit to Amman, where he announced that EC will provide additional assistance of 50 million euro to Jordan to alleviate the impact of the high influx of refugees from Syria. The additional assistance will focus on strengthening Jordanian institutions, in particular in the areas of education services for Syrian refugees. 25 million euro from the announced additional support will be mobilised very quickly and will help Jordanian authorities in educating Syrian refugee children in Jordan. Out of this support 5 million euro will be allocated to UNICEF to continue the education of Syrian refugee children in the Jordanian refugee camps. A further amount of 25 million euro will be made available in the coming months and will mainly support the Jordanian government in providing health services to refugees.
During his stay in Amman, Štefan Füle met with several representatives of the Jordanian government.
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||Arrival of Štefan Füle, Member of the EC in charge of Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy (2 shots)
||Štefan Füle and Andrew Harper, UNHCR's Representative to Jordan and UN Humanitarian Coordinator a.i looking at a map (3 shots)
||Round table with Štefan Füle and Andrew Harper
||Arrival of Štefan Füle and handshake with Abdullah II, King of Jordan
||Round table with Abdullah II, King of Jordan and Štefan Füle (3 shots)
||Joint arrival of Štefan Füle and Nasser Judeh, Jordanian Minister for Foreign Affairs
||Round table with Štefan Füle and Nasser Judeh (2 shots)
||Štefan Füle signing the Golden Book (2 shots)
||Soundbite by Nasser Judeh (in ENGLISH) saying that he is extremely happy to receive the Commissioner Štefan Füle; saying that Štefan Füle is an old friend and he is an instrument of support for Jordan in the European Union; saying that they are very happy about the level of cooperation; saying that they are proud of the financial and technical assistance that they receive from the EU in all levels; saying that today they have discussed regional issues as well as economic and political social reform, a program that is led by his Majesty.
||Soundbite by Štefan Füle (in ENGLISH) saying that he brought also some good news concerning the continuation of the support in dealing with the consequences of this Syrian crisis; saying that they will be make available very soon 50 millions euros through the Direct Budget support; saying that they are going to find with Cathetine Ashton a political solution to this situation.
||Arrival of Štefan Füle at his meeting with the Arab Women Organization (2 shots)
||Round table with Štefan Füle and the Members of the Arab Women Organization (8 shots)
||Arrival of Štefan Füle at his meeting with the Representatives at the Jordan enterprise Development Corporation (3 shots)
||Round table with Štefan Füle and the Representatives at the Jordan enterprise Development Corporation (6 shots)
||Arrival of Štefan Füle
||Round table with Štefan Füle and Ibrahim Saif, Jordanian Minister for Planning and International Cooperation; Minister for Tourism and Antiquities (6 shots)