House Speaker meets Kazakh, Greek ambassadors

Amman, Lower House Speaker Atef Tarawneh on Monday met with Kazakhstan’s ambassador to Jordan, Aidarabek Tumatov for a discussion on the need to promote Jordan-Kazakh cooperation in all areas.

The meeting underlined the importance of joint parliamentary coordination and cooperation, expanding prospects of trade and economic cooperation between the two countries, and stimulating mutual investments.

Tarawneh stressed the importance of activating the role of the Jordanian / Kazakh Businessmen Council to increase the trade and investment exchange volume, open direct airlines between the two countries to increase the number of tourists, sign a bilateral agreement in the field of investment to serve as a legal framework that contributes to the promotion of investment and the establishment of joint investment projects.

The Kazakh ambassador said it was important that Jordan could join the Islamic for Food Security based in the Kazakh capital, Nur-Sultan.

In this regard, Tarawneh stressed the importance of following up on this issue, noting that he will address the government to consider joining this organisation which enables its member countries to meet challenges facing agriculture and food security and build a more prosperous future.

Tumatov also confirmed the launch of the air cargo route between the two countries this month.

“We have prospects for cooperation in the fields of agriculture, education, scientific exchange and culture,” Tumatov said, adding that Jordan has great potential to benefit from the Silk Road and the railway projects linking Jordan to West Asia.

The house speaker also held another meeting with Greek ambassador to Jordan Eleftheria Galathianaki and underlined the need to build on the trilateral summit held between His Majesty King Abdullah II, Cyprus President and Greek Prime Minister.

Tarawneh underscored the importance of enhancing cooperation in the fields of energy, education and culture, and enhancing tourism cooperation between Jordan, Greece and Cyprus.

Source: Jordan News Agency