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Industry chief calls for developing Jordan-UK economic relations

By Petra - Nov 16,2014 - Last updated at Nov 16,2014

AMMAN — Amman Chamber of Industry (ACI) Chairman Ziyad Homsi reiterated Sunday the importance of developing economic relations between Jordan and the UK. Speaking during a meeting with British Ambassador to Jordan Peter Millett and attended by ACI council members, Homsi described the 2nd Arab British Economic Forum which was held in London last month with the participation of a Jordanian economic delegation, as a good opportunity to promote investment in the Kingdom.

Millett called on Jordanian companies to benefit from the cumulative expertise of their British counterparts, especially in renewable energy, constructions and technology sectors. British investment volume in Jordan until the end of 2013 reached $1.2 billion, with the industrial and hotel investments constituting 55 and 44 per cent of the total investments respectively. Jordan’s exports to the UK in 2013 stood at JD17 million compared to JD193 million of imports from the UK.

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