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Jordan, Spain agree to unify stances at Brussels conference


[3/13/2018 5:57:37 AM]

AMMONNEWS - Jordan and Spain have agreed to unify positions at the second Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region that will be held in April, 2018, especially with regard to reviewing a decision to simplify the rules of origin for Jordanian exports to Europe.

During a meeting with Spanish State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Ildefonso Lopez in Amman on Tuesday, Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Imad Fakhoury stressed the importance of cooperating with Spain to review the EU relaxed rules of origin for Jordanian exports to Europe according to amendments that have been proposed by Jordan.

The minister stressed the importance of the amendments in maximizing benefits for Jordanian industrialists, attracting investments and creating job opportunities.

Fakhoury also agreed with Lopez to continue coordination and cooperation in order to unify stances at the Brussels conference in April.

During the meeting, Fakhoury spoke about the economic challenges facing the Kingdom as a result of instability in the region and the burden of hosting Syrian refugees in the Kingdom who are placing an increasing pressure on the budget and the host communities of those refugees.

The government he said, is continuing the comprehensive reform process and turning challenges into opportunities through preserving the economic and financial stability.

Fakhoury urged the international community to provide sufficient grants to support Jordan's Response Plan to the Syrian Crisis 2018-2020, and secure adequate grants and financing to meet the urgent funding needs of Jordan over the next three years.

The Spanish minister praised Jordan's efforts to host refugees as well as the role of His Majesty King Abdullah II to bring about peace, security and stability in the region and fight terrorism and extremism.

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