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JEF, WB discuss Jordan’s economic prospects

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AMMAN — Jordan Economic Forum (JEF) has held a meeting with World Bank (WB) officials to discuss Jordan’s Economic Modernization Vision and evolving economic challenges, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.اضافة اعلان

According to a statement released by the forum on Wednesday, the discussion examined strategies for attracting and retaining investments, increasing women’s economic participation, and combating unemployment.

Participants in the forum emphasized the need to create a spending plan to promote Jordan’s investment and tourism sectors, particularly in light of the incentives offered by the Kingdom to investors, and to present Jordan as a business-friendly environment in which to invest and trade with confidence.

They also presented a briefing on the Economic Modernization Vision as a road map for the coming years that will lead to economic growth and create tens of thousands of jobs.

World Bank officials, for their part, highlighted the importance of utilizing technology and enhancing the capabilities of individuals to generate economic growth.

In addition to investment facilitation, “women empowerment and increasing women’s economic activity are important pillars for enhancing the growth of the national economy,” they added.

World Bank officials participating in the session were Merza Hasan, the bank’s dean of the Board of Executive Directors, Jean-Christophe Carret, the World Bank Country Director for the Middle East Department, Holly Welborn Benner, the World Bank resident representative, and Fawaz Bilbeisi, Jordan’s senior advisor to the World Bank executive director.

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