Minister of International Cooperation Rania Al-Mashat met with Jordanian Minister of Industry, Trade, and Supply Tariq Al-Hammouri to discuss preparations of Joint Egyptian-Jordanian Higher Committee Meeting planned to take place in the first half (H1) of 2020.
Jordanian ambassador to Egypt Ali Al-Ayed attended the meeting, a ministerial statement said on Saturday, adding that the Joint Egyptian-Jordanian Higher Committee Meeting will be headed by both countries’ Prime Ministers, Omar Al-Razzaz for Jordan, and Mostafa Madbouly for Egypt.
The joint Egyptian-Jordanian Higher Committee Meeting is one of the oldest higher committees in the Arab region, beginning its activities in the 1980s, the statement said, adding that it was one of the most successful committees over the past 30 years.
Al-Mashat asserted that Egyptian-Jordanian relations are deep, noting that the government is keen on developing relations with Jordan in various economic cooperation fields within the framework of the strategic ties binding the two nations.
Both ministers also discussed preparations for a visit by delegations from Egypt’s International Cooperation Ministry and Jordan’s Trade, Industry, and Supply Ministry to Iraq to boost trilateral cooperation in various fields.
The volume of trade exchange between Egypt and Jordan from January to April 2019 jumped to $408.6m with an increase of 108.2%, compared to the corresponding period in 2018.
The balance of trade between the two countries in four months recorded a surplus worth $325.6m in favour of Egypt, a report issued by the Egyptian Commercial Office in Amman said on 14 July 2019.