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JBA head, Tunisian envoy discuss enhancing economic cooperation

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President of the Jordanian Businessmen Association Hamdi Tabbaa (second left) meets with Tunisian Ambassador to Jordan Khaled Suhaili (second right) on February 9, 2022. (Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — President of the Jordanian Businessmen Association (JBA) Hamdi Tabbaa on Wednesday discussed with Tunisian Ambassador to Jordan Khaled Suhaili mechanisms for developing Jordanian-Tunisian economic relations and strengthening joint business cooperation.اضافة اعلان

According to a JBA statement carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra, Tabbaa stressed the importance of the JBA’s role in promoting joint investments and increasing the volume of trade exchange between Jordan and Tunisia.

Tabbaa also pointed to the importance of developing a joint action plan to increase opportunities of Jordanian products’ entry to African countries through Tunisia, in return for Tunisian products access to the US market through the Gulf of Aqaba.

In addition, Tabbaa called on the Tunisian business community to visit Jordan and learn about investment opportunities and incentives, and take advantage of the free trade agreements between Jordan and various Arab and international trade blocs.

Ambassador Suhaili, for his part, expressed his country’s desire to increase joint investment volume, adding that the embassy is keen to maintain contact with the JBA to sustain activity of the Jordanian-Tunisian Business Council (JTBC) periodically, given the importance of its outcomes in providing “practical” solutions to the challenges facing the two countries’ private sector.

The diplomat also said recommendations of the JTBC’s third session meetings focused on strengthening role of the private sector and networking and activating bilateral relations.

In this regard, Suhaili stressed the importance of discussing joint cooperation in the sectors of garment, textiles, banking, contracting, traditional industries, transport, shipping, and pharmaceutical industries.

Suhaili affirmed the embassy’s readiness to cooperate to open “new” horizons for the joint trade and investment relations, adding that the two countries have signed agreements that which strengthen bilateral cooperation.

The two sides agreed to hold the JTBC’s fourth session meetings in person. The meeting is set to together the JBA and Confederation of Tunisian Citizen Enterprises next June in the Tunisian capital Tunis to identify priority sectors in investment.

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