I learned with deep sadness of the passing away of H.M. King Hussein of Jordan. On behalf of the IMF and myself, I have conveyed our sincere condolences to the royal family and the people of Jordan.
Over many years, the Kingdom of Jordan and the IMF have developed a very close and productive relationship. We will take every possible step to maintain and strengthen it. It is in this spirit that the IMF staff mission currently visiting Amman will remain at the disposal of the government to complete the negotiation of a three-year Extended Fund Facility and contribute to the IMF’s role in catalyzing international support for Jordan in the present tragic circumstances.