Jordan eyes joint industrial zone with Egypt for exporting to Africa

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Jordan’s industry and trade ministry suggested establishing joint industrial zone with Egypt to export to African markets.

Speaking to Amwal Al Ghad Wednesday, Jordanian minister Jawad Anani emphasised on the importance of building industrial zone and logistics centre jointly with Egypt so as Egyptian and Jordanian exports could enter the African markets.

Anani ,also Jordan’s Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, made these remarks during the conclusion of Preparatory Meetings For the Egyptian-Jordanian Joint Committee.

The 26th session of the Egyptian-Jordanian Joint Higher Committee scheduled to be held in Cairo on 29-31 August 2016 and to be chaired by Prime Minister Sherif Ismael and his Jordanian counterpart Hani Al-Mulki.

Anani clarified that Jordan and Egypt own great potentials to export to Africa and the suggested project is expected to represent a leap for two sides.

On other side, the deputy prime minister urged Egyptian government to open the market for Jordanian firms that keen on exporting to Egypt.

Anani added that Jordanian markets receives Egyptian exports estimated at more than US$500 million per year.