PM, Iraqi industry minister discuss trade ties

10-09-2017 03:37 PM

Ammon News - AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Hani Al Mulki on Sunday met Iraqi Minister of Industry and Minerals Mohammad Shia' Al Sudani and voiced Jordan's keenness to boost relations with its neighboring country in various fields.

During the meeting that was attended by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply Yaroub Al Qudan and the Iraqi Ambassador to Jordan Safia Al Suhail, Al Mulki said that the reopening of the land route between the two countries will contribute to enhancing trade and economic ties between the two countries.

"The reopening of the Tureibil border crossing is a strong indication of the return of stability in Iraq after the victories that have been achieved against terrorism", he added.

The prime minister voiced Jordan's readiness to actively contribute to the reconstruction of Iraq, provide it with expertise to achieve development and build on the historical partnerships between the economic sectors in both countries.

He also highlighted the need to finalize the list of Jordanian commodities that will be exempted from Iraqi customs fees, adding that the Port of Aqaba is qualified to be a gateway for Iraqi imports and exports.

The Iraqi minister stressed the strong ties between Amman and Baghdad, and said priority would be given to Jordanian companies and the private sector in reconstruction projects in his country.

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