Outgoing US Ambassador to Jordan: Export to US expected to hit $1 billion
The Kingdom's exports to the US are expected to hit the $1 billion mark this year - surpassing last year's unprecedented record of $650 million, outgoing US Ambassador to Jordan Edward Gnehm has said.
Gnehm told a dinner hosted in his honour by the Jordanian-American Business Association (JABA) that he felt confident that trade relations between the two countries would keep improving at an accelerating pace, the Jordan Times reported.
He also expected Jordan's trade relations with Iraq to go up.
“Thanks to the rebuilding going on in Iraq that Jordan's exports there in the first quarter of this year reached $131 million, a 54 per cent increase over the same quarter in 2003, despite public perceptions that the exact opposite was true,” the ambassador concluded. (menareport.com)
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