JORDAN EYES AFRICAN MARKETS, MINISTER

?Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply, Maha Ali, on Saturday chaired a meeting Saturday to discuss a study on the prospect of Jordanian products finding market in Africa, a research by a specialized firm funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in cooperation with the Jordan Chamber of Industry.

The minister said in a statement that the survey is important as it explores new export avenues in Africa within the framework of the government’s efforts to find new markets for local products, “particularly in African countries and to create the proper conditions to access these markets”.

“Efforts have been made to open African markets as meetings were held with African officials as well as the dispatch of a trade mission to Ethiopia recently for this end”, added the minister.

The study included proposals to promote Jordanian exports in Africa and provide data on these markets as well as suggestions to ease export procedures, she added.

The minister commended USAID for its support in various fields, which she said, would contribute to economic development in the Kingdom, “including this project”.

Source: Petra