Jordan, Iraq to set up industrial city on their borders

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AMMAN — Jordan and Iraq agreed to establish an industrial city along their common border, Minister of Industry, Trade, and Supply Yousef Al-Shamali said, according to Hala News.اضافة اعلان

He told a press conference Wednesday that the agreement followed closed-door discussion with an Iraqi ministerial delegation headed by Iraqi Minister of Industry and Minerals, Manhal Aziz Al-Khabbaz.

The Iraqis arrived in Jordan Tuesday for discussions on closer economic cooperation between the two neighboring countries, Hala News said. Shamali and Khabbaz co-chaired the general assembly of a Jordanian-Iraqi Company for Industry, according to Iraqi ambassador Haider Hadi.

Shamali, with Khabbaz next to him, told reporters that “consent” has been granted during discussions with the visiting Iraqi delegation for the establishment of the Industrial City project on the Jordanian-Iraqi border Hala News reported.

He said setting up an industrial city is an opportunity to consolidate bilateral economic ties in the various sectors, especially industrial.

Khabbaz said that acquisition and leasing of border land between Jordan and Iraq for the establishment of the joint industrial zone has been completed. He said the joint industrial zone will provide job opportunities in both countries and attract investments.

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