New Saudi Investments in Jordan: All You Need to Know

Published June 23rd, 2022 - 04:00 GMT
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(L to R) Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is received by Jordan's King Abdullah II and his son Crown Prince Hussein (behind) upon arrival at Queen Alia International Airport on the southern outskirts of Jordan's capital Amman on June 21, 2022. (Photo by Khalil MAZRAAWI / AFP)
The latest Saudi visit to Jordan has seen several new deals inked between businesses in both countries.

The latest diplomatic tour by Saudi's Crown Prince in the Middle East has included Jordan, where several new investments and business projects have been signed between Saudi Arabia and Jordan.

During the Saudi two-day visit to Jordan, business deals were signed between the two countries, deepening investment opportunities between Jordan and the country's biggest foreign investor; Saudi Arabia.

For decades, Saudi Arabia has been eyeing profitable opportunities in the country to its northern borders, making use of Jordan's different set of resources and its high volume of skilled workers.

New Saudi Investments in Jordan

Several business deals have been inked between the two countries during a Jordanian-Saudi business convention, one that was organized by the Amman Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday.

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(Photo Credit: Petra)

Moreover, the convention introduced collaborations between Saudi and Jordanian companies in several sectors, including mining, fertilizers, and industry, according to Jordan's Petra news agency.

Among Jordanian businesses named in investments deals are: 

1- Al Karam for Carpet Industry

2- Almorky and Blkhadr Company

3- The Northern Cement Company

4- The White Stars Company for Mining Investments

5- Akhtaboot Commercial Company

6- Naqa Al Zaytoun Company

7- Al Baraka for Import and Export

8- Doratalhail Factory for Paper Products

9- the Jordan India Fertiliser Company - Receiving investments from the Kemyea Yanbu for Industry (Kimpan).

10- The Jordan Atomic Energy Commission

11- The Modern Nazaer Company for Industrialisation

12- Allied Law and Arbitration and Al Shagdali Group.

Saudi officials also stressed that Saudi investments in the Amman Stock Exchange are worth over $1.46 billion, including $399 million in registered securities. 

Saudi Investments in Jordan in 2021

For decades, Saudi Arabia has been the largest investor in Jordan, with over $13 billion worth of Saudi investments in Jordan currently, including $4 billion in 2021 alone.

Trade exchange between Saudi Arabia and Jordan has also exceeded $16.6 billion in 2021, compared to $11.6 billion in 2020, according to the Saudi Press Agency.

In 2017, the Public Investment Fund of Saudi established the Saudi Jordanian Investment Fund, which made an announcement earlier this month, committing $3 billion for investment projects in different Jordanian industries, aiming at creating more than 5,000 jobs during 2022. 

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