AMMAN (JT) – Two separate agreements on technical and financial cooperation, in which the German government will make commitments of JD100 million (99 million euros), will be signed on Monday.

Scheduled to be signed by German Ambassador to Jordan Ralph Tarraf, who assumed his post earlier this month, and Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Jafar Hassan, both agreements are related to the German-Jordanian talks which took place in Amman in December last year, a statement from the German embassy said.

Since the beginning of the development cooperation between Jordan and Germany in the 1970s, Germany has made commitments to Jordan amounting to more than JD1.3 billion, of which JD1.1 billion is in financial cooperation and JD250 million in technical cooperation, the statement said.

The funds that Germany will commit on Monday will be spent mainly on the water sector, the main focus of German-Jordanian development cooperation, with the aim of improving water supply, reducing water loss and developing the sewage system.

In addition, a number of other projects will be supported, including the construction of schools and initiatives on climate protection and energy efficiency.’