The Minister of Planning, Dr. Khaled Battal Al-Najm, received, in his office at the Ministry's Diwan, today, Monday, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Eng. Maha Ali, and her accompanying delegation.
During the meeting, which was attended by the Iraqi Minister of Industry and Minerals, Manhal Aziz Al-Khabbaz, they discussed mechanisms for implementing the decisions of the Iraqi-Jordanian-Egyptian tripartite summit, which was held in Baghdad recently, and a number of files of common interest related to economic, trade, investment and industrial relations between the two countries.
The Minister of Planning, during the meeting, announced the achievement of tangible progress in many important files, which were approved at the Baghdad summit, explaining the completion of procedures for the establishment of the economic zone between the two countries, as well as the achievement of important steps to complete the tripartite electrical interconnection project, as well as with regard to extending The pipeline transporting oil from Basra to the Jordanian port of Aqaba, stressing the importance and role of the private sector in the two countries, especially with regard to investment in the economic zone, calling for more cooperation, exchange of experiences and visits between businessmen, contractors and engineers from both countries, in a way that contributes to supporting development efforts.
For her part, the Jordanian minister affirmed the Kingdom's keenness and interest in supporting and developing bilateral relations with Iraq, in a manner that enhances economic, industrial and investment integration, noting that there are great investment and economic opportunities that the Iraqi and Jordanian private sector can invest in, stressing that her government has taken important practical steps towards implementing the decisions of the tripartite summit. Completion of all legal procedures related to the establishment of the joint economic zone.
The Minister of Industry and Minerals, Manhal Al-Khabbaz, stressed Iraq's readiness to cooperate in the field of the phosphate industry, especially in the production of "Al-Dab" fertilizer, indicating the presence of a number of Iraqi factories whose production lines can be operated, to produce this important substance for farmers and farmers in Iraq.
The meeting was attended by the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Jordan to Iraq Montaser Al-Uqla, the Jordanian Deputy Minister of Industry Zaher Al-Qatarneh, and a number of government officials and Jordanian businessmen.