Jordan’s Minister of Supply,
Trade and Industry Tariq al-Hamouri will lead an official economic delegation
in a visit to Baghdad on Saturday, media channels reported.
The delegation, composed of 70 businessmen, will hold talks on the private sector level, in addition to talks with officials from the government to ensure going forward in projects agreed on between the two governments, Jordan’s Al-Ghad newspaper reported.
The report quoted Youssef al-Shemali, secretary general of the ministry, as saying that “the visit comes to follow up on what has been agreed on between the two countries, on the sidelines of the recent visit by Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz to Baghdad.”
The exports from Jordan to Iraq, according to Shemali, “saw a significant increase over the past period of time,” expecting further increase.
Jordan’s King Abdullah II paid a visit earlier this month, marking his first official visit to Iraq for over 10 years. He visited Iraq for the last time in 2008 after former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was toppled.