A Jordanian-Armenian business forum was held on Tuesday in Armenia’s capital, Yerevan, in a bid to explore ways to expand economic cooperation and trade exchange between the Kingdom and the former soviet republic.
The forum, held on the sidelines of a one-day visit His Majesty King Abdullah II paid to Armenia, was attended by top officials and business leaders from both countries and sought to discuss areas of economic cooperation and prospects for joint partnerships.
In opening remarks, Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply Tariq Hammouri said Jordan-Armenia trade exchange is still way below ambitions, saying: It is incumbent upon us to work hand in hand to promote trade, investment and tourism between both countries.
He stressed that Jordan is keen to strengthen economic relations with Armenia, calling on businessmen from both countries to utilize trade and investment opportunities available in Armenia and Jordan and establish investment partnerships that serve both sides.
Armenia’s Minister of Economy Tigran Khatchatryan underlined the importance of His Majesty King Abdullah II’s visit to Armenia in establishing a new stage of comprehensive cooperation between the two countries in various fields.
He said his country is keen to develop economic cooperation with Jordan and build on the important results of the visit, which will set a common ground for the two countries, especially the private sector and businessmen, to upgrade bilateral ties.
Source: Jordan News Agency