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Iraqi-Jordanian ministerial meetings kick off in Amman

Jordanian-Iraqi ministerial committee Joint meetings began on Wednesday in Amman with an agenda aimed to boost bilateral cooperation in various fields, especially the economic domain.

The first meeting was of the technical committee chaired by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supply, Yousef Shamali, and his Iraqi counterpart, Walid Habib Helou.

At the opening session, Shamali said today's meeting complements efforts made during the 27th session of the Jordanian-Iraqi Joint Committee held in Baghdad in 2017, and the subsequent official mutual visits at all levels, which culminated in the agreement of the two sides on a number of important understandings and vital projects.

The announcement was made during the official meeting that brought together the Prime Ministers of the two countries at Karama - Trebil crossing on February 2, 2019, who has also agreed on practical solutions to important and strategic issues, and set common and permanent rules for cooperation.

These understandings represented a quantum leap in the Jordanian-Iraqi economic, trade and investment relations, Shamali pointed out.

Shamali noted that the total trade exchange between the two countries in 2018 amounted to $654 million (JD463.686), compared to $513 million (JD363.717) in 2017, an increase of nearly 27 %, while the volume of trade exchange during the first seven months of 2019 amounted to $330 million (JD 233.970).