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Jordan, Greece discuss economic, cultural cooperation

The Joint Greece-Jordan Committee for Economic, Cultural and Technical Cooperation convened last week in Athens, according to a statement released today by the Jordanian Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supply.

The committee’s fifth meeting, chaired by the ministry’s Secretary-General Dana Al-Zoubi and Greece’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy and Openness Kostas Fragogiannis, came 16 years after the last meeting, which was held in Amman in December 2006.

According to the Jordan News Agency (Petra), the meeting tackled cooperation in construction, energy, agriculture, education and student exchange, and program exchange to boost cooperation in medical tourism.

The meeting is a great chance to speak about global economic challenges caused by the Covid pandemic, said Al-Zoubi, adding that “We hope for further cooperation with Greece due to lots of common interests related to an open economic policy that supports trade exchange.”

Fragogiannis, for one, emphasized the importance of increased cooperation in the economy and commerce, as well as higher education, transportation, energy, agriculture, and other fields.

He also stressed the importance of making investment procedures easier for both countries’ businesspeople.

The committee concluded several agreements to bolster bilateral cooperation in various fields. It also underscored the urge to implement programs such as double taxation, the Cultural and Technical Cooperation Programme 2022-2025, and many agreements that will be conducted through diplomatic channels.

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