-- Acting Senate President, Marouf Bakhit,
said Sunday that Jordan has been impacted
by conditions in neighboring countries
since its creation and now hosts some
1.3 million Syrian refugees, urging the
international community to deliver on
aid pledges to the Kingdom.
Bakhit said at a meeting
with a Chinese delegation, led by Vice-Chairman
of the Standing Committee of the National
People’s Congress of China, Qiangba
Puncog, that Jordan will do all in its
capacity to provide basic services to
all the refugees and work to alleviate
their plight despite its limited resources
and scant international aid.
Puncog said Jordan, an important
country in the Middle East and the world,
had made major strides in its economy
and public services, adding that China
endeavours to develop commercial, industrial
and investment relations with the Kingdom.
He said Beijing is
interested in cementing ties, which began
forty years ago, noting his country's
support to help Jordan deal with the influx
of Syrian refugees, encourage Chinese
firms to invest in the Kingdom and travel
agencies to promote tourism to the country.