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Jordan King’s visit seen to facilitate new trade ties


Muscat – Several Omani officials and business leaders have stated that the official visit of King Abdullah II Ibn al Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the Sultanate of Oman opens avenues of development for the private sector in the two countries in several economic fields.

The visit, they affirmed, boosts the possibility of partnerships and investments, which will contribute to raising the volume of trade exchange.

According to Sheikh Mansour Harith al Amri, head of the Omani-Jordanian Parliamentary Friendship Group, the visit will enhance prospects of cooperation in various sectors. Meetings of the group are ongoing with the aim of enhancing the exchange of information and expertise in areas related to education, health and food security.

On his turn, Omani businessman Sheikh Ahmed Khalfan al Ghufaili underscored the importance of taking advantage of investment opportunities available in Oman and Jordan, especially in the tourism sector. He also said that there is an opportunity to establish a maritime link from the Port of Aqaba in Jordan to various ports in Oman for tourism and commercial purposes.

Another Omani businessman Mohammed Ibrahim al Ajmi noted that Oman and Jordan have deep-rooted economic and trade relations and stressed the importance of increasing the volume of trade exchange between the two countries.

Omani businesswoman Heba Said al Kiyumi attributed the remarkable growth in relations between the two countries to increasing trade of various products, goods and services.

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