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Jordan looks to attract more EU investments — PM

By JT - Jan 26,2016 - Last updated at Jan 26,2016

AMMAN — The Kingdom is eager to attract more investments from the EU to help the national economy overcome the challenges it is going through and generate more jobs for Jordanians and refugees, Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour said Tuesday.

At a meeting with German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Gerd Müller, Ensour also stressed the importance of exporting Jordanian products to European markets in light of the closure of many regional markets due to instability.

Ensour and Müller also discussed bilateral relations and ways to enhance joint cooperation at all levels, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The premier also expressed the Kingdom's appreciation for Germany's support, saying that Berlin has never hesitated to assist Jordan in the face of economic challenges brought on by hosting refugees.

International assistance, he added, covers only a small part of the cost of hosting Syrian refugees, noting that there are indirect costs that have not been taken into consideration, such as security, crimes and drugs.


Müller stressed Germany's full support for the Jordanian economy to help it cope with the challenges resulting from hosting refugees from different countries, commending the Kingdom's role in enhancing regional security and stability, according to Petra.

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