Jordan-GCC forum recommends Jordan as food security observatory

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AMMAN — An economic forum that began on Tuesday in Amman has emphasized the importance of creating a green agricultural path to facilitate the flow of goods and enhance food security between Jordan and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.اضافة اعلان

The Jordan-GCC Economic Forum also encouraged the exchange of expertise and technologies, and suggested that Jordan serve as a strategic regional observatory for food security to mitigate the effects of crises and provide an infrastructure for emergency supplies.

Jordan Chamber of Commerce Chairman Nael Kabariti said on Wednesday that the forum recommends taking advantage of the “vast space” that electronic trade provides for businesspeople, holding meetings and commercial deals to maintain communication, and increasing technology sharing to bring investment and marketing to the desired levels.

In their recommendations, attendees emphasized the importance of discussing solar energy cooperation, directing Gulf investments toward sustainable energy projects, and working on a renewable energy connection project.

The forum encouraged investment in promising Jordanian sectors such as tourism, medical tourism, mining, financing, banking, logistics, infrastructure, and agriculture, highlighting Jordan’s government incentives such as trade deals, tax breaks, and customs exemptions, according to Kabariti.

The forum contributed to women’s economic participation through the signing of memoranda of understanding between Jordanian and Gulf businesswomen. It also established a platform for online communication for young entrepreneurs.

The forum called for creating a business incubator to oversee the initiatives of Jordanian and Gulf businessmen, and a consulting firm to examine Arab youth initiatives, facilitate transportation between the two sides, and create an online platform to share investment and economic opportunities and events, the chairman noted.

The forum emphasized the need for governments to move forward with interconnection projects, particularly those involving joint transportation, in order to boost trade exchange and cut costs. It also called for the establishment of an investment system based on the build-operate-transfer model.

This is the third Jordan-GCC Economic Forum, organized by the chamber of commerce under the title “New Horizons for Economic and Investment Cooperation” in collaboration with the GCC Chambers’ Federation, with the support of the GCC Secretariat General. 

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