(MENAFN - Jordan Times) One day before the beginning of the Jordanian-European task force meeting today at the shores of the Dead Sea, dozens of European and Jordanian businessmen gathered on Tuesday to discuss means to promote mutual cooperation.
The one-day meeting held yesterday at the King Hussein Conventional Centre in the Dead Sea, discussed means to enhance the level of cooperation between private sector from both sides.
Minister of Industry and Trade Sami Gammoh delivered a speech, in which he highlighted Jordan's achievements in the past decade.
He cited several challenges facing the national economy, calling on the European business community to consider further investments in Jordan.
"I would like to seize the opportunity of meeting with you today and invite our distinguished guests from the European business community to explore investment opportunities in Jordan," Gammoh said.
He described certain sectors as "promising" for foreign investors, calling on the EU businesses to explore possible investments in information and communications technology, outsourcing, tourism, alternative and renewable energy, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, transport and logistics, and downstream industries in the mining sector.
Gammoh told participants that he is confident that "the discussions and deliberations today will be fruitful and will result in workable ideas and, hopefully joint projects for a more effective partnership between public and private financial institutions and businesses in the region".
Meanwhile, economic adviser at the EU, Edward Bannerman, expressed the group's willingness to help Jordan overcome obstacles that prevented the Kingdom from achieving gains under the partnership agreement between the two sides.
He expressed hope that the private sector from both sides would work together and bring about faster arrangements as they can "move much quicker than official agencies".