US ambassador in Jordan stresses importance of trade between his country and Jordan


[27-04-2022 01:30 PM]

Ammon News -

Ambassador Henry T. Wooster noted the importance of U.S.-Jordanian trade as part of the resilience of Jordanian food supply chains in his remarks as the guest of honor at the Shaban Group for Food Industries charity Iftar on April 26, 2022.  The Iftar, hosted in cooperation with USA Rice, hosted more than 300 orphans at the Children's Museum, representing several orphan care agencies, including Mabarrat Um Al Hussein.  Ambassador Wooster congratulated the Shaban Group and USA Rice for their generosity in hosting the orphans and affirmed the U.S. commitment to Jordanian food security. 

 

In his remarks, Ambassador Wooster highlighted the importance of trade between Jordan and the United States in strengthening the resilience of Jordan’s food supply networks: “Companies such as Shaban, and Jordan’s entire private sector, play a key role in strengthening trade ties between our two countries, which supports the Government of Jordan in achieving its food security goals.  The private sector must be the basis of social and economic prosperity for all Jordanians.”

 

The ceremony included gifts and several interactive, educational and entertainment activities for the children.  CEO of Shaban Group, Mr. Azmi Shaban, affirmed the sponsorship of the Iftar event is an extension of the Group’s philosophy of giving back to various sectors of society, in support of Jordan’s food needs, serving all members of the community, especially children.

 

Guests at the Iftar included H.E. Nader Thahabi Former Prime Minister, H.E. Yousif Al Shamali Industry, Trade and Supply Minister, H.E. Saleh Kharabsheh Energy Minister, Fathi Gaghbeer, Jordan Chamber of Industry Chairman, Sen. Issa Murad.  The Shaban CEO thanked the esteemed guests for supporting the Iftar and its positive impact on the children and the local community.

 

USA Rice is the global advocate for U.S. rice farmers, millers, merchants, and allied businesses, including those exporting rice to Jordan. U.S.-origin rice has been present in the Jordanian market for over 40 years. It makes up approximately 40% of the total rice imports in the country and has become the most popular rice variety in Jordan. It is imported by numerous local companies and used daily in Jordanian households, trusted for its high quality and great taste.




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