On a visit to the capital Amman to inaugurate the 14th
Egyptian trade fair, Gamea has held cooperation talks with her Jordanian counterpart.
Sep 23, 2021
Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine Gamea has met with Jordanian
Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply Maha Ali, during the former’s current
visit to the capital Amman, to inaugurate the 14th Egyptian trade fair
The meeting was attended by Sherif Kamel, Egypt's ambassador
to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
The two ministers explored means to eliminate obstacles slowing
trade movement between Egypt and Jordan, following the outcomes of the last joint
higher committee meeting, and the business opportunities available for the
private sector in both markets.
They also stressed the importance of pursuing joint efforts
to achieve the outcomes of the tripartite summits between Egyptian President
Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Jordanian King
Abdullah II and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kazemi, in a way that deepens
economic ties and achieves integration between the three countries.
Moreover, the meeting discussed organizing a similar
exhibition for Jordanian products in Cairo, as well as Jordan’s participation
in the “Our Heritage” expo, to be held in Cairo in October, on the invitation
of the trade minister.
On a related note, Gamea and Ali inaugurated the 14th edition
of the Egyptian trade fair in Jordan, held in the capital Amman from September
23 to October 2, with the participation of 36 Egyptian companies in the fields
of engineering, chemicals, food industries, metal, leather, handicrafts and
home furniture, in addition to SME products.
The exhibition is organized by Egypt Expo & Convention
Authority (EECA) over an area of 3,500 meters and includes 16 pavilions.
According to official figures, Egypt-Jordan trade grew 30% to
reach $370 million during the first half of the year; with Egyptian exports hitting
$292 million and imports $78 million.