Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour Sunday asked the finance minister, along with the entire cabinet, to take note of recommendations by the Lower House Financial Committee on the 2015 state budget law, which was passed by the legislature last week.
The panel had urged the government to take measures to bolster economic and social security, curb the problems of poverty and unemployment, and sustain self-reliance.
At the outset of today's session, Ensour wished Jordanian women well on World Women's Day, noting that the country's Hashemite leadership had attached special attention to women's welfare and development, in line with religious principles, national constants and Jordanian customs and traditions.
He added that Jordan respects women and holds them in high regard, while abiding by international conventions and human rights standards, noting that Jordanian women had held high positions, both locally and internationally, thanks to their proficiencies.
Jordan, the prime minister said, had sought to elevate the status of women and give them a say in all walks of public life, while safeguarding women's rights and updating legislation that guarantees equal opportunity for them, and creating an environment conducive to their excellence and creativity.
Further, Ensour pledged that his government would press ahead with supporting women's participation to carry out their role in society as a key partner in national development, adding that Jordan's achievements in the area of women's development is on par with those in many of the world’s developed nations.
Also during today's session, the ministers discussed a host of other issues, including memos of understanding to be signed with Japan, and a grant by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to carry out the Petra Museum project at a cost of $6.5 million.