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Planning minister calls on revision of rules of origin agreement

By JT - Jan 15,2018 - Last updated at Jan 15,2018

AMMAN — Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Minister Imad Fakhoury on Monday discussed revising the agreement to simplify the rules of origin for Jordanian exports to the EU and maximise its benefits in favour of Jordanian industrialists by attracting investments and creating job opportunities, a Planning Ministry statement said.

During a meeting with the Chief of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland Beata Kempa, Fakhoury called on Poland, as an EU member, to cooperate with Jordan in revising the agreement.

Fakhoury and Kempa discussed the economic challenges facing Jordan due to the instable regional situation and burdens of hosting large numbers of Syrian refugees, the statement said.

The minister announced that the government will officially launch the Jordan Response Plan to the crisis for 2018-2020 on Thursday.

He urged the Polish companies and investors to benefit from the agreement by providing technical support to Jordanian industrialists, stressing the importance of sustaining and increasing the international support to the Kingdom.

Fakhoury stressed that Jordan has been a model in dealing with challenges stemming from the refugee crisis, stressing that the government is continuing to implement comprehensive reforms to help achieve prosperity for citizens and enhance Jordan’s resilience.

He highlighted the importance of preserving the stability of macro economy and finance indicators through the government’s development plans, such as the Executive Development Programme 2018-2022, which includes the outcomes of the Plan to Stimulate Economy Growth 2018-2022 based on Jordan Document 2025.

For her part, Kempa voiced her country’s appreciation for Jordan’s efforts in hosting the refugees and praised His Majesty King Abdullah’s role in achieving peace and stability in the region and combating terrorism.

She underscored the “strong” partnership between Jordan and Poland, reiterating her country’s commitment to support the Kingdom in providing services to refugees and sustaining it resilience.  

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