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 King's Vision

Since King Abdullah II has come to power, the national economy has been accorded top priority. The construction of a modern Jordan has begun, combined with a rigorous reform process to meet the challenges of globalization. Today, the Kingdom witnesses productive private-public sector partnerships in a multiplicity of sectors. It has also become a member of the World Trade Organization and has signed free trade agreements with Arab countries and the US, in addition to an association agreement with the EU. Liberal investment legislation has also been introduced as a means to attract foreign direct investment and create badly needed jobs. The results have been visible on the macro-economic level with the Kingdom achieving above-average regional growth rates since 2003.