The Egyptian-Jordanian Higher Committee meeting on Thursday, July 27, 2017
CAIRO – 27 July 2017: Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail arrived in the Jordanian capital Amman Thursday to sign with his Jordanian counterpart Hany el-Mulki seven agreements of cooperation during the Egyptian-Jordanian Higher Committee to strengthen mutual relations in all fields.
In his speech, Ismail delivered Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s greetings to King Abdulla II of Jordan and to the Jordanian people. The Prime Minister also thanked his Jordanian counterpart for providing all support for Egyptian expats in the kingdom.
Ismail said that Egyptian investments in Jordan amount to $310 million, adding that, “we are looking forward to further coordination in economic policies as both countries accomplished tangible and successful achievements in implementing free market mechanisms in order to contribute effectively to the global economy.”
Mulki greeted Egyptian president and people for the 65th anniversary of July 23 Revolution stating that relations between both countries is “a model for Arab cooperation based on mutual respect and reciprocal interests.”
Jordanian Prime Minister praised Egypt’s role in the region saying, “today, we emphasize the importance of that role in that difficult stage where there is a need to re-crystallize a leading Arab position to preserve the nation’s interests and reestablish security and stability paving the way for a prosperous future.”
Mulki added that both parties reached solutions for pending strategic issues, and discussed expanding trade exchange which reached $550 million in 2016 and $200 million in the first quarter of the first year.
Jordan’s Prime Minister highlighted that geo-political issues in the region caused shrinkage in Arab trade exchange. That is why the Egyptian and Jordanian sides have been keen to strengthen cooperation in the domains of trade, investment, agriculture, energy, phosphates mining and treatment, health, medicine, transportation, education, security, labor and consular work.
A final formulation for eight documents were finalized in the domains of judiciary, consular affairs, social affairs, planning and international cooperation, maritime ports, high education, small and medium projects, and stocks market.
Mukry thanked Egyptian and Jordanian ministers for their efforts in the technical and preparatory committees for the joint high committee.
That is the 27th session of the Egyptian-Jordanian Joint Higher Committee held to implement what it had been agreed on in the last meetings held in Cairo in August 2016 and to review the cooperation between the two countries in the economy and investment.
Ismail is accompanied by the ministers of health, industry and trade, investment and international cooperation, and petroleum in addition to the head of the Organization and Management Agency.
The Egyptian-Jordanian ministerial committee convened on Wednesday under Egyptian Investment and International Cooperation Minister Sahar Nasr and Jordanian Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply Yaroub Qudah to prepare for the higher committee meeting.
The meetings of 27th session Egyptian-Jordanian Joint Higher Committee kicked off on Monday in the capital of Jordan Amman aiming to discuss bilateral relations in different fields.
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