Jordan, Egypt sign minutes to increase joint cooperation

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AMMAN -The ministerial follow-up committee for the Joint Higher Jordanian-Egyptian Committee's 29th session met Thursday, headed by Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply Yousef Shamali, and Egyptian Minister of International Cooperation Rania Mashat, in the presence of a number of officials in both countries.اضافة اعلان

Speaking at the meeting, Shamali stressed the "solid" Jordanian-Egyptian relations, which have deepened, thanks to the two countries' leaders' efforts and visions to harness all potentials and capabilities to enhance bilateral cooperation in various fields, within the tripartite framework that includes Iraq, to serve common interests and bring about economic development.

Shamali also stressed necessity to exert more efforts and continuously work to come up with new mechanisms, and snub traditional approaches to ensure increased trade exchange and facilitate joint trade.

Jordan, he noted, is "fully" prepared to make utmost endeavors to address the difficulties facing commercial companies in both countries.

Today's meeting continues the joint technical committee's meeting held remotely early this week, Shamali noted, adding that outcomes of technical discussions on the trade, economic, energy, transport, medicine, agriculture fields will be submitted to 30th session of the joint Jordanian-Egyptian Higher Committee scheduled to be held on February 21 in Cairo.

This effort, he noted, will have a "remarkable" impact in developing the two countries' trade and investment relations, which would contribute to making a "qualitative" leap in bilateral ties to the desired level.

In addition, Shamali noted the volume of Jordanian-Egyptian trade exchange during the first 11 months 2021 amounted to $812 million, adding that share of Egyptian exports to the Kingdom stood at 73%.

"We look forward to exerting more effort to best benefit from these figures, to launch modern frameworks to ensure developing trade exchange and removing restrictions or difficulties, to face challenges on the international scene jointly," Shamali pointed out.

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