The Jordanian-Iranian Higher Committee chaired by the ministers of industry and trade of both countries is scheduled to meet in Amman on November 7 to discuss bilateral trade and economic relations, according to Ministry of Trade and Industry Secretary General Samer Tawil.
The committee will discuss increasing the volume of trade, prospects for launching joint projects and exchange of expertise in various sectors, Tawil said. He said the joint committee will also discuss means of encouraging Iranian religious tourism to Jordan and facilities the Kingdom can offer to visitors to the holy sites. Also on the agenda are two agreements concerning ways to promote investments and prevent dual taxation.
Tawil pointed out that the overall trade between Jordan and Iran last year amounted to 13 million Jordanian dinars of which Jordan exported JD6.2 million worth of goods to Tehran.
Meanwhile, Hamdi Tabbaa, chairman of the Jordanian Businessmen Association (JBA), met on Tuesday with Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Jordan Nasratallah Tajiq to discuss bilateral economic relations. In May 1999, the JBA paid a visit to Iran during which the two sides concluded an agreement for the creation of the Jordan-Iran business council.
Tabbaa voiced the Kingdom's desire to collaborate on joint ventures and the Iranian ambassador announced that the Jordanian Iranian Higher Committee would soon hold a meeting in Amman to coincide with the Iranian trade exhibition here. — ( Jordan Times )
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