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Trade minister discusses with Jordanian counterpart boosting joint trade and industrial cooperation
10 November 2021  -  Organization :  -  Sector/Entity :  -  Category : General

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The meeting discussed strengthening bilateral and tripartite cooperation between Egypt and Jordan, as well as with Iraq.

Cairo- Nov 10, 2021

Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine Gamea has held talks with Jordanian Minister of Industry Trade and Supply Yousef al-Shamali, to discuss means to enhance cooperation between Egypt and Jordan in the commercial, industrial and investment fields.

The meeting comes as part of the current visit by Crown Prince of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Hussein bin Abdullah II to Cairo, heading a high-level government delegation.

The two sides also reviewed ways to develop tripartite cooperation between Egypt, Jordan and Iraq, and build on the fruitful discussions that took place during the past months, with the aim of achieving economic integration between the three Arab countries.

According to official data, Egypt-Jordan grew significantly to reach $370 million during the first half of the year, up 30% from $283 million a year earlier. Egyptian exports to Jordan amounted to $292 million and imports $78 million.

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