ACC head discusses increased trade with Egyptian trade minister

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AMMAN — President of the Amman Chamber of Commerce (ACC) and of the Foodstuff Traders Association Khalil Haj Tawfiq discussed with Egyptian Minister of Trade and Industry Nevin Jameh in Cairo mechanisms to enhance Jordanian-Egyptian trade exchange and the role of private sector institutions in this regard, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

According to an ACC statement on Saturday, the two officials discussed obstacles facing the flow of goods between the two countries, and the possibility of holding an exhibition of Egyptian products in Jordan and intensifying visits of trade delegations.

Haj Tawfiq said Jordanian-Egyptian relations in various fields are "distinguished" thanks to the "remarkable" support of the two countries' leaderships, and this should act as an incentive for the private sector to establish economic alliances that include Iraq as well, as this will serve common interests and achieve Arab economic integration.

He also said that the Jordanian-Egyptian trade exchange faces many challenges, mostly administrative, but they could be overcome and once obstacles are removed, the volume of trade exchange is bound to grow.

He expressed hope that the next stage will witness a new breakthrough in the form of joint economic and trade relations, stronger cooperation, expanded investments and finding a solution to difficulties and obstacles that prevent a better cooperation.

The Kingdom's exports to Egypt during the last 11 months of 2021 amounted to about $151 million; Jordan imported $482 million worth of goods from Egypt.

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