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Jordan, Spain exert efforts to boost economic cooperation

By JT - Feb 09,2017 - Last updated at Feb 09,2017

Participants take part in the Jordanian-Spanish economic partnership forum recently (Photo courtesy of Amman Chamber of Commerce)

AMMAN — A forum to strengthen economic partnership between Jordan and Spain opened this week, according to a statement received by The Jordan Times on Thursday. 

Representatives of public and private sectors from both countries are participating in the forum in a bid to strengthen joint business relations. 

On the sidelines of the forum, the Amman Chamber of Commerce and Amman Chamber of Industry signed a cooperation agreement with the Madrid Chamber of Commerce and Industry to foster economic coordination and cooperation, the statement said. 

The Jordanian delegation to the forum includes Amman Chamber of Commerce President Issa Murad, Amman Chamber of Industry President Ziad Homsi, Jordan Europe Business Association President Jamal Fariz, EDAMA Association for Energy, Water and Environment’s Board of Directors President Dureid Mahasneh, Secretary General of the Jordan Investment Commission Mikhled Omari, and representatives of several commercial and industrial companies.

In his inauguration speech, Jordan’s Ambassador to Spain Ghassan Majali stressed the strong Jordanian-Spanish relations, expressing hope that it will lead to further commercial and technology cooperation. 

“We gather here today to discuss ways that enable us to increase the partnership between the two countries in investment fields,” he said addressing the forum. 

He said the investment volume and trade between the two countries was below the desirable level, calling for holding “direct” meetings to understand the needs of investors and to highlight the opportunities available to boost joint investment projects.

 

The forum provided a platform for the attendees to discuss investment, trade and industrial issues, besides related legislation. 

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