(MENAFN - Jordan Times) Jordanian and Greek businessmen on Monday stressed the need to boost economic and commercial ties between the two countries.
During the Jordanian-Greek Business Forum, Industry and Trade Secretary General Maha Ali said governments should cooperate with the private sectors to overcome the difficult global economic conditions through building commercial and investment partnerships, boosting trade and opening new markets.
Last year, the volume of commercial exchange between Jordan and Greece totalled 32 million, she indicated, noting that the two countries must work to increase it. Addressing the attendees, Greek Ambassador to Jordan Asteriadis Iraklis said it is important to put solid grounds to strengthen the economic relations between the two countries.
He urged Greek businessmen to benefit from the opportunities that the Jordanian market provides, noting that Jordan represents a gate to regional markets.
The forum, organised by Jordan Europe Business Association (JEBA) in cooperation with the Greek embassy, represented a platform for businessmen from the two countries to exchange views and explore cooperation prospects. More than 140 Jordanian businessmen who are interested in Greek markets participated in the forum.