JBA, Chinese envoy talk cooperation
Amman, Mar. 22 (Petra) — President of the Jordanian Businessmen Association (JBA) Hamdi Tabbaa discussed with the Chinese Ambassador Chen Chuandong prospects of joint cooperation at the economic, investment and commercial levels.
In a statement Wednesday, Tabbaa said these talks strengthen bilateral relations between the business communities in Jordan and China, pointing out that the two countries have close and distinguished relations at various levels.
He pointed to the contribution of the Arab Businessmen Union to boosting Arab-Chinese relations by organizing many Arab-Chinese forums. On trade exchange, he explained that it constitutes a high percentage of the Gross Domestic Product, pointing to several investments between Jordan and China.
He stressed the advantages and investment incentives in the Kingdom, the “openness” of the Jordanian economy and trade agreements at the Arab, international and regional levels.
For his part, the Chinese ambassador said that Jordan is a distinguished tourist destination for Chinese tourists, voicing hope to increase trade exchange between the two countries, especially in fertilizers and phosphate.
Pointing to the Economic Modernization Vision and its projects, the envoy underscored China’s interest in strategic investment projects in Jordan, such as the expansion of the oil refinery and other projects that are laid out in the vision.
He expressed the embassy’s commitment to cooperating with the association to connect the business communities on both sides to enhance the prospects for joint cooperation, pointing to the importance of joint exhibitions in the fields of import and export.
Chen also lauded Jordan’s pivotal role in the region and its humanitarian role in protecting and hosting refugees despite the economic pressures and challenges facing the local economy.
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