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FT publishes article by PM on Jordan's vision for economic growth


[3/13/2019 5:07:11 PM]

AMMONNEWS - The London-based Financial Times published an article by Prime Minister Omar Razzaz, in which he referred to Jordan's vision for economic growth, including investment opportunities, titled "Jordan: Doing Well by Doing Good."

The Prime Minister said "Jordan lives in a tough neighbourhood, and while geography is a matter of ‘destiny’, Jordan has chosen to turn these challenges into opportunities based on its ethos of doing well by doing good."

Following is the full text of the article:

Jordan: Doing Well by Doing Good

Jordan lives in a tough neighbourhood, and while geography is a matter of ‘destiny’, Jordan has chosen to turn these challenges into opportunities based on its ethos of doing well by doing good. This sounds like a cliché until one examines Jordan’s history, whether in terms of its open-market economy that has withstood one regional shock after another; its hosting wave after wave of refugees from surrounding countries, the latest being 1.3 million Syrians; or its steadfast support for regional and global peace.

Throughout, Jordan has focused on education for all, Jordanians and refugees alike, and our graduates have excelled both locally and worldwide. Although Jordan represents 3% of the Middle East and North Africa’s population, over 23% of the region’s tech entrepreneurs are Jordanian.

Jordan is a small country, indeed, but it is located on a strategic crossroads, and has some of the best international trade agreements. Today, we export garments and sophisticated cooling systems to the US; gourmet foods and machinery to Europe; and consumer goods to Africa and the Middle East.

Global investors also recognise the value of Jordan’s human capital. The Kingdom has a unique synchrotron accelerator (SESAME), which allows Jordan to conduct joint research projects with eight countries. Leading international investors Aspire, Expedia, Amazon and Microsoft, to name but a few clearly recognise Jordan’s competitive edge.

Jordan’s quality service sectors, from healthcare, to higher education, to IT, engineering, business-outsourcing and creative industries are ready to welcome investors from around the world.

And as you explore the prospects of investing in a country that believes in doing good and doing well, we invite you to take the time to immerse yourself in our natural and historical sites the breath-taking backdrops of Lawrence of Arabia, Indiana Jones and The Martian which offer an incredible setting for diverse experiences, including medical, adventure, spiritual, eco-friendly and conference tourism.

We look forward to welcoming you.

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