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JIC chief promotes Kingdom's Islamic banking, halal food

By Petra - Feb 22,2016 - Last updated at Feb 22,2016

Jordan Investment Commission President Thabet Al Wir (2nd right) speaks during a meeting with a German delegation on Monday (Petra photo)

AMMAN — Jordan Investment Commission (JIC) President Thabet Al Wir highlighted the Jordanian experiments in Islamic banking and halal food as a gate for cooperation with Germany to support the Kingdom's investment and economic environment. 

At a meeting with a German delegation representing the Federation of German Industries (BDI) and the German Federal Ministry of Finance, Wir described the Jordanian expertise in Islamic banking as  top at the regional and international levels.

The Kingdom is also among the first countries to accredit the Islamic banking system, he said.

The presence of many Muslim communities in Germany provides a chance for the country to benefit from the Islamic system in its banking sector, the JIC president added.

There are many Jordanian industries that follow modern, developed methods in preparing and manufacturing halal foods, he continued, noting that several relevant businesses are present in European and East Asian countries as well as the US. 

Wir and the delegates also discussed ways to enhance economic relations between Jordan and Germany according to the outcomes of the London conference, stressing the significance of applying these results to support the Jordanian economy through providing jobs for Jordanians in the first place and then for Syrians. 

The German delegates, who are currently visiting the Kingdom to discuss ways to apply the outcomes of the London conference, had a firsthand look at investment opportunities in the King Hussein Development Zone in Mafraq.


The delegates stressed the importance of enhancing economic cooperation with the Kingdom, and providing investment opportunities to both countries' businesspeople, especially in the banking and food sectors, highlighting the need to support small- and medium-sized sectors to generate new jobs.

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