Abdullah Ensour (Arabic:عبد الله النسور; born January 20, 1939) is a Jordanian Economist who is the current Prime Minister of Jordan, since October 2012 by King Abdullah II. A veteran statesman and politician, he has held various cabinet positions in Jordanian governments.
- Early this Wednesday morning, at around 3 am, a security operation carried out by special forces that included security and military personnel, ended and was successful in achieving its goals. Seven members of the outlaw group were killed, this group are misguided and misleading, they are a terrorist group connected to terrorist organizations, and had planned to disrupt the security of the country and its people.
- Jordanian Intelligence forces uncovered and stopped a Daesh plot to target civilians and military in Amman on March 1, 2016, Ensour addressed the parliament on March 2, 2016 on the successful attack on Daesh militants, quoted on Albawaba, "Jordanian authorities confirm Daesh activity in Irbid, suicide belts found", March 2, 2016.
- Cumulatively, these measures could in the coming years provide 200,000 job opportunities for Syrian refugees while they remain in the country, contributing to the Jordanian economy without competing with Jordanians for jobs. I want to assure all Jordanians. If a Jordanian applies for a job, it will be his or hers. But if Jordanians do not go for certain jobs, the priority will go to Syrians, among the guest workers.
- Ensour reading out a paragraph of "Jordan Compact", saying that he has no problems with Syrian refugees coming for jobs, issued at a London donor conference, quoted on Jordan Times, "Gov’t sends messages of assurance over integrating Syrians into labour force", February 11, 2016.
- There is a limit to how much the country can take; you don’t want us to collapse. You don’t want our economic plans, our economic reform to be disrupted . . . You don’t want Jordan to be destabilised.
- Abdullah Ensour, the Prime Minister of Jordan on Syrian refugees entering Jordan, quoted on Ft, "Jordan seeks international aid in deal over Syrian refugees", February 1, 2016.
- Interviewer: How concerned are you that regional instability will negatively affect foreign investor sentiment?
- Ensour: The region’s political instability is expected to persist through 2015 and possibly escalate in coming years. Unsurprisingly, Jordan has been affected by the crisis and it remains a major challenge facing the economy. Since the conflict in Syria began five years ago, over 1.4m Syrians refugees have fled to Jordan and now account for about 20% of the kingdom’s population. Demand for services like health, education and electricity are soaring. For example, since the beginning of the crisis there has been a 20% increase in water consumption at the national level and a 40% jump in the north. Jordan is the second-most-water-scarce country in the world, so the economic implications of this burden are certain to weigh on foreign investors’ calculations. The global community must share this burden and more tangible support is needed to enhance Jordan’s resilience and maintain its position as the safe haven of the region.
- Interview with Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour, Oxford Business Group.
- We were all keen since the beginning, starting with the directives of His Majesty King Abdullah II, who was aware of the importance of this work for decision makers, to ensure that the census would proceed according to its plan
- Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour on Monday attended a conference to launch the official results of the 2015 national population and housing census, quoted on Petra.gov, "PM attends conference to launch official results of national census", February 22, 2016.