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US embassy economic counsellor sees room for more American firms in Jordan

By JT - Sep 02,2015 - Last updated at Sep 02,2015

AMMAN — US Embassy Economic Counsellor Susannah Cooper told a gathering organised this week by  the American Chamber of Commerce in Jordan (AmCham-Jordan) that there is room for further expanding the presence of American firms in Jordan’s marketplace, in addition to strengthening the business community.

According to an (AmCham-Jordan) press statement, she expressed her belief that through closer collaboration with AmCham-Jordan, including private sector leaders, the challenges faced both today and tomorrow could be overcome.

AmCham-Jordan Chairman Mohammed Bataineh said in the statement that there is still much potential for further economic growth new ways to promote bilateral trade. US Ambassador to Jordan Alice G.

Wells highlighted the US embassy’s partnership with AmCham-Jordan to advance many joint projects to encourage economic growth indicating that Jordanian exports to the US grew by approximately 7 per cent during the first half of 2015.

Before taking the post in Jordan, Cooper’s prior positions included economic counsellor at the US embassy in Abu Dhabi, and political/economic officer for the US embassy in Tunis. She later worked in Washington DC as director of the Office of Maghreb Affairs for the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs with the US Department of State.

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