Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli (R) receives Jordanian Prime Minister Omar Razzaz (L) in Cairo - press photo
CAIRO - 3 July 2019: Egyptian and Jordanian prime ministers have started on Wednesday the proceedings of the 28th session of the Jordanian-Egyptian Higher Committee meetings in Cairo.
Egypt's Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli received his Jordanian counterpart Omar Razzaz in the Cairo International Airport on Tuesday. Razzaz has been accompanied by a ministerial delegation and some representatives of the private sector.
The meetings of the committee are set to discuss the economic, trade and investment relations between Egypt and Jordan, besides cooperation in various fields.
The prime ministers have held a session of bilateral talks, and are set to head another session of talks with the participation of ministers, high-level officials, and members of the delegations of the two countries.
Concluding the meetings, the prime ministers are set to sign memorandums of understanding and agreements reached during the meetings of the joint committee. The agreements are expected to include cooperation in the areas of investment and free zones, housing, civil service and ports.
In April, Egyptian Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Sahar Nasr has lauded Egyptian-Jordanian profound relations, saying the Egyptian government is keen on developing investment ties with Amman.
She made the remarks during a meeting with a business delegation comprising a number of CEOs of Jordanian companies working in Egypt, the Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation said in a statement.
During the meeting, which was held on the sidelines of the ministerial committee's talks in Jordan, the investment minister called on Jordanian businesses to increase their investments in Egypt, as they currently stand at USD 600 million, the statement added.