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Mahadin promotes ASEZA at Global Trade Development Week, APAC 2014

Apr 03,2014 - Last updated at Apr 03,2014

AMMAN — Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) announced in  a press statement on Thursday that it sponsored the Global Trade Development Week, APAC 2014 held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last week with the aim of attracting  foreign investments and highlighting Aqaba's competitiveness.

ASEZA Chief Commissioner Kamel Mahadin briefed participants on Aqaba’s competitive investment climate and highlighted the port city's vision, achievements and opportunities.

“ASEZA is determined to market Aqaba in the Far East,” the statement quoted Mahadin as saying, noting that such move falls within His Majesty King Abdullah's drive to promote Jordan and Aqaba as investment destination.

He underlined the success Aqaba’s success as it attracting over $20 billion of investments. On the sidelines of the event, Mahadin discussed with Fahad Al Kaabi, chief executive officer of Manateq, a Qatari-based  Economic Zones Company, means to develop mutual cooperation and exchange of knowledge and know-how.

ASEZA head extended an invitation to the Qatari delegation to visit Aqaba and explore investment opportunities.

The Jordanian delegation agreed with their counterparts from the Iskandar Economic Zone Authority in Malaysia, to develop their cooperation and to facilitate transporation of Malaysian pilgrims to Mecca in Saudi Arabia via Aqaba. 

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