PM highlights Jordan-Bahrain cooperation potential at Manama discussion

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AMMAN — Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh, during a panel discussion in Manama on Thursday, stressed the importance of leveraging the cooperation opportunities available between Jordan and Bahrain in various fields, especially investment, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.اضافة اعلان

The discussion, organized by the Economic Development Board, the entity responsible for investments in Bahrain, saw the participation of Bahrain’s Deputy Prime Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, ministers and leaders from the private sector, chambers of industry and commerce, and businessmen from both countries.

Khasawneh stressed that the two countries enjoy many advantages and opportunities that can be capitalized upon to serve joint interests, in implementation of the visions and directives of both leaderships.

He underlined the importance of the participation of both countries' private sectors in discussions that lead to real partnerships and fruitful cooperation to serve the interests of the two countries and peoples.

Enhancing investment environmentsThe Prime Minister also highlighted measures taken by Jordan’s Government to regulate the investment environment in the Kingdom and remove obstacles to investment, including the establishment of the Ministry of Investment and the endorsement of a new law regulating the investment environment, which has stream lined investment and removed many bureaucratic obstacles, contributing to attracting local and foreign investments and supporting existing ones.

Khasawneh commended Bahrain's experience in enhancing its investment environment, expressing Jordan's welcome to Bahraini investments and any partnerships between relevant authorities in the public and private sectors in both countries.

Bahraini minister of finance and national economy, Shaikh Salman bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, highlighted the Economic Development Board’s experience in attracting and supporting investments, and key strategies and work mechanisms in the Bahraini sector.

An extensive discussion on mechanisms for developing the investment environment and best practices also took place, with the participation of ministers and private sector leaders from both countries. 

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