AMMAN, Feb. 12 (Xinhua) -- The European Union on Sunday said in a statement it will support Jordan on political and environmental reforms with 115 million euros.
The statement said that the deal consists of two cooperation programs totaling 115 million euros (about 122 million U.S. dollars) to support Jordan in its political and environmental reforms.
One of the programs called "Support to the Implementation of the National Solid Waste Management Strategy" (106 million dollars) aims at improving health, quality of life and environmental conditions of the population by developing environmentally and financially sustainable systems for solid waste management.
The other program "Enhanced Support to Democratic Governance" (16 million dollars) will support the country's reform process toward consolidation of deeper democracy.
This EU support is provided through the European Neighborhood Instrument in the framework of the European Neighborhood Policy.
Earlier this year, the EU and Jordan agreed to establish new Partnership Priorities covering the period 2016-2018, including a document defining how both parties will co-operate to assist the country in dealing with the massive influx of Syrian refugees.