Jordan, Malta discuss economic cooperation

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AMMANAmman Chamber of Commerce (ACC) President Khalil Haj Tawfiq stressed the importance of boosting cooperation between Jordanian stakeholders and their counterparts from the Republic of Malta, to strengthen the two countries’ trade and investment opportunities.اضافة اعلان

During a meeting with Permanent Secretary of Malta’s Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade Christopher Cutajar, Haj Tawfiq said trade between the two countries is “still very modest and below ambitions, despite the availability of great opportunities to increase them”.

According to an ACC statement released Wednesday, Haj Tawfiq said the Maltese trade could benefit from Jordan’s strategic location and from enhanced economic relations between the two countries.

He said 85 percent of Jordan’s food needs are imported, urging cooperation in the industry to inform ACC of exportable products.

Cutajar reaffirmed the “distinguished political relations” between the two countries and the need to strengthen commercial relations to increase trade.

He pointed to the need to focus on specific economic sectors of priority in the meantime, and then expand to encompass other sectors, pointing to cooperation opportunities in Jordan’s tourism and service sectors.

A tourist visa can be acquired though the Italian embassy in Amman, he noted, adding that, in cooperation with the Identity Malta Agency, which is responsible for identity and travel arrangements, work is under way to facilitate issuing a visa for Jordanians wishing to visit Malta.

“We will cooperate with Jordan to provide training courses in maritime laws,” said Cutajar, pointing to a training program that will be held online next April and May for law companies and bodies specialized in commercial cases.

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