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Jordan, Belgium to establish joint business council .

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Amman, (Petra) -- President of Jordan Businessmen Association (JBA), Hamdi Tabbaa, said Tuesday establishing a Joint Jordanian-Belgian Business Council in the near future will open new horizons for economic cooperation between the two countries.

In a meeting with Belgium Ambassador to Jordan Hendrik van de Velde, Tabaa highlighted investment projects and advantages in the Kingdom, calling for benefiting from Belgian expertise, especially in the medical and energy fields.

Ambassador Van de Velde commended Jordan's role in the Middle East, especially with regard to Syrian and Iraqi reconstruction projects and Jordanian companies' ability to benefit form those projects.

He called for taking advantages from the Simplified Rules of Origin Agreement and promoting trade and economic relations between the two countries.

A Belgian food industries exhibition will be held soon in Jordan, the Ambassador announced.

The trade exchange between Jordan and Belgium amounted to $128 million in 2016, $4 million of which were Jordanian exports from the sectors of clothing, fertilizers and metals.