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‘Jordan to explore business prospects in Africa’
Jordan's Minister of Industry Yarub Qudah speaks at a news conference at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Vidal - RC17C4968130

‘Jordan to explore business prospects in Africa’

AMMAN: Yarub Qudah, minister of industry, trade and supply, on Sunday said the country is working to establish stronger trade relations with African countries, especially Nigeria.

The minister made the remark during a meeting with a delegation of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry that is currently visiting the country.

Qudah called for more trade and investment cooperation between the two countries, suggesting the signing of a joint cooperation agreement.

Nigeria can serve as a gate that can help penetrate into other African markets, the minister told the delegation at the meeting that was held at the Amman Chamber of Commerce.

Moreover, Jordan can serve as gateway to reach regional and world countries, he said, urging Nigeria to benefit from this advantage, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

During the meeting that was attended by Nigerian Ambassador to Jordan Haruna Ungogo, Qudah said representatives of Jordan’s public and private sectors plan to visit Nigeria in May to boost joint trade and explore investment opportunities.

Furthermore, Qudah mentioned that he will contact concerned parties regarding the launch of direct flights between the two countries so that more tourists can come to Jordan from Nigeria, and make use of therapeutic tourism, in particular.

Issa Murad, president of the Amman Chamber of Commerce, stressed the importance of the Nigerian market, especially as the Kingdom imports natural gas from Nigeria.