Arab News, Sunday, Jan 22, 2023 | Jamadi Al Thani 29, 1444
Jordanian industrial delegation begins visit to Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia: Jordan and Saudi
Arabia will discuss ways to expand economic relations and build joint industrial
partnerships during a Jordanian delegation’s visit that started on Saturday.
The delegation, led by Amman Chamber of Industry
chief Fathi Jaghbir, includes representatives of industrial companies operating
in a range of production sectors.
The visit has been organized by the ACI, and will
include Jeddah, Makkah and Madinah, Jordan’s News Agency reported on Saturday.
In a statement, the ACI said that the delegation’s
weeklong visit will include the Makkah Expo for Hotels and Restaurants, which is
due to open on Tuesday.
Jaghbir highlighted the importance of
strengthening Jordanian-Saudi economic relations and increasing trade exchanges,
which totalled $4.2 billion in 2021, in light of the “distinguished, brotherly”
bilateral relations in various fields.
“The visit comes as a continuation of the previous
successful visit last year, which saw joint business meetings with Saudi
businesspeople in Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam and Makkah, during which memoranda of
understanding and cooperation were signed between Jordan and Amman chambers of
industry and commerce chambers in these Saudi cities.”
He praised the Jordanian Embassy in Riyadh, the
Federation of Saudi Chambers, and heads of commerce chambers in Jeddah, Makkah
and Madinah for facilitating the visit.