“I have noted that in years past, the government has not implemented all the projects and plans required of them in spite of the availability of the necessary funding for these projects. On the other hand, the legislature hampered the government’s work by delaying the endorsement of requisite legislation,” the king said.
The overriding objective of both government and parliament was improving ordinary Jordanians’ standard of living, Abdullah said.
He added that the government had to increase Jordan’s rate of economic growth, make the country more financially stable, manage the national debt and bring spending under control.