French investments in Jordan reach $1.6b, says envoy

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AMMAN — In a recent meeting held at the Jordanian Parliment, the French Ambassador to Amman, Alexis Le Coeur Granmaison, emphasized the significant level of French investments in Jordan, surpassing those of other European countries, reported Hala News. اضافة اعلان

The investments, amounting to approximately $1.6 billion, have been allocated across various sectors and fields, resulting in the creation of both direct and indirect job opportunities, according to the envoy.

 The meeting, chaired by Senator Issa Murad, aimed to explore avenues for further enhancing the bilateral relations between Jordan and France.

Strengthening historical ties and shared interests
Murad, in his opening remarks, highlighted the historical relations between Jordan and France, which were fostered by the efforts of His Majesty King Abdullah and French President Emmanuel Macron.

He underscored the convergence of political positions held by both nations on regional and international issues, including counterterrorism, combatting drug trafficking, and ensuring security and stability in the region.

Murad emphasized the need to augment existing French investments in Jordan, particularly in sectors such as education, economy, development, and communications.

Such measures would facilitate the attraction of more French investors to Jordan and bolster the partnership between the two countries, particularly in economic and parliamentary spheres.

Expanding cooperation
Senator Murad further highlighted the existing bilateral agreements between Jordan and France, aimed at enhancing collaboration in crucial areas such as energy, water, religious and historical tourism, public transportation, technology, food security, and military cooperation.

He underscored Jordan's commitment to maintaining security and stability and its favorable investment environment, making it an attractive destination for French investors.

Expressing gratitude for the exceptional level of relations between Jordan and France, Le Coeur Granmaison specifically acknowledged the parliamentary ties between the Jordanian Senate and the French Senate.

He also commended the mutual visits aimed at strengthening bilateral relations in cultural, educational, and investment domains. France, he affirmed, stands as a fundamental partner for Jordan, offering support in its pursuit of peace and stability in the region.

The ambassador highlighted France's backing of the Hashemite custodianship over Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem, as well as King Abdullah's efforts to seek a resolution to the Arab-Israeli conflict based on the two-state solution and international legitimacy.

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