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Jordan, Palestinian Authority to set up permanent commercial centres

By Petra - Feb 12,2013 - Last updated at Feb 12,2013

AMMAN — Industry and Trade Minister Hatem Halawani and Palestinian National Economy Minister Jawad Naji on Tuesday signed a programme towards the implementation of agreements reached during the meetings of the Jordanian- Palestinian joint committee. Noting that the two sides’ public and private sectors should work to implement the programme agreed on, Halawani said workshops will be held in the Kingdom and in Palestine to acquaint the two sides with the facilities and the incentives provided under the agreed deals. At present, the trade exchange volume between the Kingdom and the Palestinian Authority is very much below the desired level, Halawani noted, pointing out that the trade-exchange volume between Palestine and Israel amounts to around JD4 billion while the Palestinian trade volume with all Arab countries is less than JD100 million. The Palestinian Authority will work to set up a permanent commercial centre for Jordanian industries in Palestine in the same way that there will be a permanent centre for Palestinian industries in the Kingdom, the minister said. The joint committee meetings were held in the Palestinian city of Ramallah in November last year. 

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