Direct Amman-Algiers flights to be launched in March

Jordanian-Algerian ministerial meetings discuss expanding economic cooperation

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AMMAN — Direct flights between Amman and Algiers will be launched on March 9, with two weekly flights run by Royal Jordanian Airlines and two weekly flights by Air Algerie, said Minister of Industry, Trade, and Supply and Minister of Labor Youssef Al-Shamali on Tuesday.اضافة اعلان

A meeting was held between a Jordanian ministerial delegation a number of Algerian ministers in Algeria on Monday to discuss areas for bilateral cooperation.

In a statement carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra, on Tuesday, Shamali said that the Jordanian-Algerian talks reflected a shared desire to strengthen bilateral cooperation in various fields, to serve common interests and build on the outcomes of His Majesty King Abdullah’s visit to Algeria in December.

Partnership and tradeShamali emphasized the importance of forming multiple partnerships in order to address the challenges of food security, supply chains, emergency situations, and global geopolitical factors.

In terms of trade exchange, during the first 11 months of 2022, Jordanian exports to Algeria totaled $93.5 million, up 8.1 percent from the corresponding period of 2021, the minister said.

Meanwhile, the Kingdom's imports from Algeria totaled $138.5 million, up 52.7 percent from 2021 figures.

A roadmap for 2023–2025During the meeting on Monday, the two sides reached an agreement on a roadmap to advance economic, trade, and investment cooperation for the years 2023–2025, or until the meetings of the joint Jordanian-Algerian committee are held, in order to carry out the visions and directives of the two governments and apply the outcomes of the recent Royal visit to Algeria.

The roadmap highlights key cooperation projects with the objective of expanding trade exchange, investment volume, and sectoral cooperation activities.

Additionally, it outlines the launch of an Algerian-Jordanian Businessmen Council, while stipulating the ratification of trade and investment agreements, and planning meetings between economic experts and businesspeople from the two nations to discuss potential joint ventures.

New horizons of cooperationThe officials also decided to accelerate ongoing cooperation projects and look into new opportunities in priority sectors like energy, mining, culture, industry, agriculture, transport, tourism, handicrafts, health, labor and employment, and social security.

Additionally, it was decided to hold meetings of the current sectoral committees before the end of this year as well as the ninth session of the Jordanian-Algerian Joint Committee in Amman in June this year. Sector-specific technical committees and collaborative work teams will also be established to investigate and monitor bilateral cooperation in areas of shared interest.

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