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Gamea meets Jordanian counterpart, opens 14th Egypt fair in Amman
23 September 2021  -  Sector :  -  Entity :  -  Category : General

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On a visit to the capital Amman to inaugurate the 14th Egyptian trade fair, Gamea has held cooperation talks with her Jordanian counterpart.

Amman- 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 in Jordan.

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.

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