President of Chamber of Commerce urges further trade with Turkey

acc Amman Chamber of Commerce
Amman Chamber of Commerce. (File photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — The president of the Amman Chamber of Commerce, Khalil Al-Haj Tawfiq, emphasized the lost economic opportunities for Jordan in terms of exporting goods, services, and agricultural products to Turkey or through its territories to Balkan countries.اضافة اعلان

The trade volume between the two countries reached nearly $1 billion last year, including $909 million of Jordanian imports from the Turkish market, Ammon News reported.

Chamber’s efforts
During his meeting at the Chamber's headquarters with the appointed Jordanian ambassador to Turkey, Hazem Al-Khatib, Haj Tawfiq stressed the need to expedite the establishment of a comprehensive Jordanian exhibition in Istanbul to promote Jordanian products. This effort would help in creating commercial and investment partnerships with the Turkish side and diversify the base of exported goods.

He pointed out the need to renegotiate a new free trade agreement with Turkey under new frameworks and conditions, involving the private sector when formulating it. This approach ensures the preservation of mutual interests and increases Jordanian exports to the Turkish market.

Affirming that the Amman Chamber of Commerce would work to activate memoranda of understanding it has with Turkish chambers of commerce, especially with the Istanbul Chamber of Commerce. 

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