ACC, Indonesian delegation discuss economic cooperation

Amman, Amman Chamber of Commerce (ACC) Board of Directors and a n Indonesian Committee for Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation delegation discussed Wednesday means of enhancing trade and investment cooperation, as well as activating earlier agreements.

ACC Second Deputy, Nafeth Olayan, said: “the chamber, the biggest in Jordan, gives importance to developing good relations between the two nations to enhance economic cooperation. Jordan is an important economic gateway for the Indonesian market, especially with regard to the reconstruction of Syria and Iraq, and Indonesia constitutes an economic outlet for the kingdom to the eastern Asian countries.”

Olayan said the volume of trade between the two countries remains “modest” despite the opportunities and capacities, stressing the importance to enhance and expand joint trade and increase visits of commercial delegations, as well as holding fairs.

Jordanian exports to Indonesia stood at JD107 million last year, primarily metal and chemical industries products, on the other hand, Jordanian imports hit JD83 million.

Vice President of the Indonesian Committee for Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation, Juliari Batubara, underscored the “deep-rooted” political ties between the two countries, calling for enhancing cooperation in the fields of trade, economy, investments and tourism.

During the meeting, which was attended by the Indonesian Ambassador to Jordan, Andy Rachmianto, Batubara said his country has achieved milestones in the auto industry, heavy machinery and airliners, calling for Jordan to benefit from those industries.

He stressed Indonesia’s willingness to further strengthen the economic ties with Jordan and work on joint projects, especially in the reconstruction of Iraq and Syria.

In turn, Rachmianto pointed out to the large number of construction companies that operate in the Gulf states’ markets, noting these companies want to work in the Jordanian market on infrastructure and bridges, as well as other projects that would develop bilateral cooperation.

Source: Jordan News Agency