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Jordanian-Qatari business council calls for boosting trade exchange

By JT - May 05,2018 - Last updated at May 05,2018

AMMAN — The Joint Jordanian-Qatari Business Council has stressed the necessity of developing trade relations between the two brotherly countries, overcoming difficulties and enhancing the potential for stimulating trade exchange, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported on Friday.

During a meeting held on Thursday on the sidelines of the Qatari economic delegation's visit to Jordan, the council underlined the need to encourage mutual participation of industrial and commercial institutions and companies in the specialised exhibitions held in both countries.

The Council pointed out to the importance of exchanging expertise and opening new electronic channels to exchange information, strengthen logistics services, increase trade exchange volume, offer investment opportunities in storage, industry, logistics, and solve maritime transport and export impediments.

In this regard, the Council urged the Qatari private sector to expand its investments in the Kingdom and discussed the establishment of joint investment projects in Jordan the serving the two countries, especially in vital sectors such as medical tourism, food and pharmaceutical industries, agriculture, alternative and solar energy, and ICT.

The Council also called for benefiting from mutual experiences in innovation, entrepreneurship, technical and administrative competencies, education and scientific research, among others.

Regarding future cooperation mechanism, its members emphasised the need for a long-term work strategy that identifies viable economic sectors that benefit both parties.

President of the Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry Sheikh Khalifa Bin Jassim praised the "distinguished relations" between the two countries' business sectors, stressing the important role played by the Business Council in boosting bilateral economic ties.

He also called for activating mutual visits in order to achieve more economic and trade cooperation between the two parties.

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