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
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.