Ammon – The head of the Amman Chamber of Commerce, Khalil Haj Tawfiq, discussed today, Thursday, with the Jordanian ambassador to Kazakhstan, Hamza Al-Omari, ways to strengthen economic relations between the Kingdom and Kazakhstan, and to exploit the potentials to increase their trade exchanges.
During the meeting, which was held at the Chamber’s headquarters, they discussed the role that the Jordanian embassy in Kazakhstan can play in providing a database on investment opportunities in the Kingdom, exportable goods and the needs of the Kazakh market in terms of goods and services.
According to a statement by the Chamber, during the meeting, they discussed the need to increase Kazakh investments in the Kingdom, especially that Jordan has an attractive and safe environment for investment, and that the Kingdom today has a new investment environment law that gives many advantages and incentives to investors, in addition to the vision of economic modernization.
The meeting, which was held at the Chamber’s headquarters, in the presence of Khattab Al-Banna, treasurer of the Chamber’s Board of Directors, dealt with issues related to developing areas of trade cooperation, establishing partnerships and joint investments between the two countries, and opening more bridges of cooperation.
Haj Tawfiq confirmed that Amman Trade will work in coordination with the Jordanian Embassy in Kazakhstan to open a new page of trade relations, hold joint exhibitions, exchange delegations to view investment opportunities, increase trade exchange, and network with private sector institutions there through signing memoranda of understanding.
He called for holding a Jordanian exhibition in Kazakhstan for a period of one day, in cooperation with the embassy, after coordinating with the concerned authorities there to display the Jordanian products that distinguish it, in addition to the need to invite a number of tourism companies in Kazakhstan to visit the Kingdom, to meet with those concerned with tourism in Jordan, and to introduce the tourism product. , especially religious tourism.
For his part, Ambassador Al-Omari indicated that the private sector is the backbone of the national economy, stressing his readiness to fully cooperate with the Amman Chamber of Commerce and Chambers of Commerce to provide services that would facilitate business between Jordan and Kazakhstan.
He pointed out that there are some obstacles in terms of increasing trade exchange between the two countries, the most important of which are transportation costs, the lack of direct transport lines between the two countries, and the difficulty of obtaining visas for Jordanian businessmen, indicating that the embassy is working to overcome them in cooperation with the official authorities.
Ambassador Al-Omari referred to the meetings of the fifth session of the Jordanian-Kazakh Joint Committee, which will be held in Amman next October, stressing the importance of coming up with visions and mechanisms to enhance economic cooperation between the two countries, especially in the areas of trade, agriculture and investment.
In turn, member of the Chamber’s Board of Directors, Khattab Al-Banna, affirmed that the commercial and service sector appreciates any efforts that would strengthen bilateral relations with Kazakhstan through the exchange of trade delegations to explore new markets, establish relations and expand horizons of joint cooperation.
And he indicated that Jordan is full of many investment opportunities with high added value, which are distributed in the sectors of information and communication technology, logistics services, tourism, industry, agriculture, health, energy, renewable energy, religious tourism, mining and food industries.