The meeting agreed on targeting the four sectors
of pharmaceuticals, chemicals, textiles and ceramics in the first phase of trilateral
The ministers of industry and
trade of Egypt, Jordan and Iraq held a meeting today via video conference to follow
up on the outcomes of the tripartite summit held in Amman last August between
the leaders of the three countries.
Participants in the meeting
included: Egyptian Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine Gamea, Jordanian
Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply Tariq Al Hammouri and Iraqi Minister of
Industry and Minerals Manhal Aziz Al-Khabbaz, in addition to a number of officials
concerned from the three countries.
“The discussions stressed the
importance of laying out plans to step up joint cooperation in all fields with
the aim of achieving strategic integration,” Gamea said.
Among a raft of decisions taken during
the meeting, the four sectors of pharmaceuticals, chemicals, textiles and
ceramics will be targeted during the first phase of trilateral cooperation.
The three ministers also agreed
that each country will draw up lists of companies and investors interested in
building partnerships in these fields and will present them to the other
countries within 10 days of the meeting.