Welcome to the website of the Delegation of the European Union to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Amman. I hope our website contains much useful information to understand the vision of the European Union, mission of the EU Delegation, and our special relationship with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
The European Union continues to be a work in progress and a remarkable model of regional integration based on mutual political, economic, social and cultural exchange and cooperation. Although the initial form of what we today know as the European Union was established to foster economic cooperation between the countries, this purely economic community has evolved tremendously in the course of the past decades, fostering multi-dimensional integration. As a result, it has delivered half a century of peace, stability, and prosperity, helped raise living standards, and launched a single European currency. Indeed, it is true that the EU has recently been facing new challenges arising from economic difficulties. However, with our core principles in place, we are confident that not only will we be able to successfully deal with these issues, but also these experiences will lead EU to grow stronger, more integrated and united.
The relationship between the European Union and Jordan has come a long way. In 1977, the first Cooperation Agreement was signed, which was followed by the establishment of the Delegation in Amman in 1980. Starting with a small body of staff and a limited scope of work, the EU Delegation now employs around 53 Europeans and Jordanians, all of whom work towards advancing good ties between Europe and Jordan. With the Advanced Status agreed in 2010 under the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) Action Plan, the opportunities to forge deeper and stronger connections and cooperation are countless. Within a framework of the ENP, the EU and Jordan can now cooperate more closely in terms of trade, development and political dialogue. In fact, the EU has been and will remain supportive towards ongoing endeavours of people of Jordan.
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