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ACC calls for enhancing economic ties with Algeria

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In a meeting with Jordan’s ambassador to Algeria, the president of the Amman Chamber of Commerce called for Jordan to strengthen its economic ties with Algeria. (Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — The Amman Chamber of Commerce (ACC) will coordinate with Jordan’s embassy in Algeria to support and boost the two countries’ economic relations and address any difficulties facing the flow of trade between the two sides, ACC President Khalil Al-Hajj Tawfiq said on Sunday, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

Al-Hajj Tawfiq made his remarks during his meeting with Jordanian Ambassador to Algeria Shaker Omoush, stressing that the chamber is ready to provide the embassy with any statistics or data related to the economic and investment opportunities available in the Kingdom, to be presented to the Algerian chambers of commerce and industry as well as stakeholders.

A statement by the ACC said that Al-Hajj Tawfiq called for opening wider areas of cooperation between the two countries’ private sectors and encourage vital economic fields such as tourism, trade, and services with Jordan’s Algerian counterparts.

He also highlighted the importance of enhancing the exchange of trade, and expediting the operations of traders, exporters, and importers to and from Algeria, underlining some of the challenges potential Jordanian investors in Algeria face.

For his part, Ambassador Omoush indicated that the embassy will facilitate Jordanians tasks and communicate with representatives of the various economic sectors in the Kingdom in a manner that serves the country’s interests.

Trade exchange between Jordan and Algeria amounted to JD45 million in the first 5 months of 2021, compared to JD153 million in 2020 and JD83 million in 2019, according to ACC data.

The data also showed that chemical products, foodstuffs, plastics, aluminium, and aluminium products are the Kingdom’s top exports to Algeria, while imports are primarily certain food products, electrical machinery, and porcelain, Petra reported.

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