Austrian President stresses importance of investment opportunities in Jordan

Amman, Austrian President, Alexander Van der Bellen, attended the Austrian-Jordanian Business Forum, which took place Wednesday, with the participation of 19 Austrian companies and more than 100 representatives from Jordanian companies, chambers, ministries and institutions.

The Austrian President underlined the good long-term relations with the Kingdom. “The potential for trading and investment activities for Austrian companies in Jordan has not yet been fully exploited,” added Van der Bellen.

“The Kingdom is a stable and secure hub in the region, making it the ideal gateway for dealing with surrounding markets,” said the Vice President of the Federal Austrian Economic Chamber, Richard Schenz.

Minister of Trade, Industry and Supply, Yaroub Qudah, pointed out to Jordan’s robust economic developments despite traumatic challenges.

Furthermore, he emphasized the excellent Austrian-Jordanian relations and the will to deepen them further, saying that Jordan is looking for “long-term strategic partnerships”.

Afterwards, Chairman of Arabian Business Consultants for Development, Laith Al-Qassem, delivered a keynote speech that focused on emerging business opportunities in Jordan and the region.

During the ensuing Q and A session a number of questions were raised but also existing success stories were shared.

This was followed by a networking lunch and B2B meetings between the Austrian and Jordanian companies in order to explore potential partnerships and cooperation.

This Forum was organized by Advantage Austria, the Commercial Section of the Austrian Embassy.

Source: Jordan News Agency