King Abdullah II of Jordan has affirmed that the private sector and the Arab and foreign investment are key contributors to the comprehensive economic development in the country. "I assure you that I and the majority of Jordanians are fully aware of your contributions to national growth. Keep it up and trust national fairness laws that protect your interests," the King told Arab and foreign business leaders and representatives in Jordan at a meeting last night. According to a statement issued by Jordan's Royal Court on Monday, the King said Jordan is pushing ahead with comprehensive economic reform along with political reform in order to effectively address poverty and unemployment, ensure social equality and justice in all the Kingdom's governorates and empower the middle class. King Abdullah assured the businessmen that the government would deregulate investment and deepen a partnership with the private sector, stressing the need to finalize relevant economic legislation. He called on investors to help unleash the huge resources and potentials of Jordanians through attracting capital that generates sustainable job opportunities.