Azerbaijan keen to develop economic relations with Jordan, says embassy

The Azerbaijani embassy in Amman has affirmed Baku’s willingness and “serious” plans to develop and expand its relations with Jordan, especially in the economic cooperation field, amid “modest” economic exchange.


In a press release issued on Sunday, the embassy said the two countries’ leaderships expressed during the King’s visit to Azerbaijan last year their aspiration to develop and expand economic cooperation relations.


This bid is based on the relations of friendship and brotherhood, strong political relations, and common visions on many regional issues that bring together His Majesty King Abdullah II and President Ilham Aliyev and the mutual efforts to achieve regional security and stability, said the embassy.


“The Royal visit focused on strengthening political relations and turning them into economic and investment cooperation.The two leaders’ mutual visits will support and open new horizons for joint economic cooperation, and stimulate the private sector and businesspeople to take advantage of the available opportunities,” according to the embassy.


The embassy said Jordan’s “an important strategic” position as a gateway to enter the region’s markets has many attractive investment opportunities in many economic and service activities.


With several future opportunities to develop economic relations and new cooperation prospects, the embassy said the fourth meeting of the Joint Governmental Committee in Baku in autumn 2020 is ” a prominent event in this direction,” which unleashes many cooperation areas and activates the agreements signed between the two countries over the past years.


To date, more than 40 agreements in various fields of economy, trade, culture, tourism, defense industries, security cooperation, and transportation, added the embassy.


The direct air route between Amman and Baku, which was planned to operate at the end of May 2020, at a rate of two flights per week, was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and will “greatly” contribute to strengthening bilateral relations, according to the ministry.


The embassy noted:”Azerbaijan welcomes the positive Jordanian idea launched by the Jordan Enterprise Development Corporation (JEDCO) to support freight charges for local small and medium industrial projects, and to enter non-traditional markets.”


Source: Jordan News Agency

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