Gulf-Jordanian Economic Forum kicked off

Sheikh Khlaifa bin Jassim Al Thani, Chairman of FGCCC and Qatar Chamber , called for considering obstacles facing gulf investment in Jordan.

In the conclusion of Gulf-Jordanian  Forum , which was held in Amman last week , Sheikh Khalifa said that the forum confirms Jordan’s keenness to strengthening its economic relations with Gulf states .

Praising these relations as historic and characteristic , HE called for enhancing the Gulf –Jordanian relations  to high new levels of cooperation at all fields for the benefit of achieving the economic integration .

FGCC , QC Chairman announced that a study was  conducted by the Federation focusing on obstacles facing gulf investments in Jordan.

Referring to the roles played by the Arab private sector in cementing economic ties and developing common Arab interests , he called upon Arab governments to work on overcoming these obstacles that profoundly hinder  the contribution of private sector in developing economic relations among Arab countries.

Prime Minister ,Abdullah Ensour, Thursday said that Jordan has broad relations with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)states based on foundations of mutual respect and that ” there is nothing can divide us.” Deputizing for His Majetsy King Abdullah II, Ensour made his remarks during inaugurating the Gulf-Jordanian Economic Communication Forum which kicked off today aiming at stepping up economic engagements between Jordan and the Gulf states.
The value of the Gulf investments in Jordan hit $40 billion until the end of 2014, spread over all production , service and industrial sectors, He explained.
In 2014, the volume of trade between the GCC countries and Jordan stood at $5,7 billion,Ensour said, adding that Jordanian expatriates in the GCC had propped up the Kingdom’s economy with $3 billion.

Moreover, the prime minster spoke about the refugees in Jordan indicating the Kingdom’s population which reached 11 million, of them 1.4 percent Syrian refugees, 500,000 Iraqis, 45,000 Yemenis and 35,000 Libyans as well as more than 2 million Palestinian refugees.
Also, he emphasized that ” any harm to Jordan’s stability would directly harm the Gulf national security”, pointing out that the Arab Gulf will benefit from Jordan’s stability

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