-- The Egyptian Prime minister, Sharif Ismail,
early Thursday, arrived in Amman to co-chair
with his Jordanian counterpart Hani Mulki,
the 27th session of the Joint Jordanian-Egyptian
Higher Committee meeting.
Upon arrival at the Queen
Alia International airport, Ismail was received
by the premier and a number of officials.
During the meeting, the two
sides will discuss means of boosting economic
cooperation, including investments, supporting
SMEs, exports, standards and specifications
as well as means of protecting national
The joint committee will also
tackle other areas including cooperation
in the fields of pharmaceutical industry,
labour issues, electrical power as well
as means of facilitating the entry of agricultural
produce to both countries.
Deals and Memorandum of Understandings
covering a number of areas will be signed
at the end of the meeting.