The president of the Amman Chamber of Commerce (ACC), Issa Murad, praised the efforts made by His Majesty King Abdullah II to strengthen the national economy and promote business environment in the Kingdom.
He said Jordan, under the leadership of His Majesty, now has an environment that is conducive to business and boasts of major projects that have the potential to attract regional and global companies, thanks to the sense of safety and stability that prevails in the Kingdom.
Murad noted that Jordan's unique geographical location, coupled with such a sense of security and stability, are factors that have made the Kingdom a safe destination for investments and a base to make further inroads into some of the most important consumer markets in the world.
In a press statement here, Murad emphasized that the King's visit to France and his meetings with officials and economic figures played a very important role as these helped shift the focus towards the positive investment environment in Jordan, underlined the advantages of the Kingdom's geographical location and reiterated the need to achieve economic development.
He also indicated that the two countries have signed six memorandums of understanding, three of them involving the government, and others related to the private sector and the Aqaba Special Economic Zone. The MoUs, he hoped, will contribute towards promoting economic relations between the two countries.
It is noteworthy that the economic ties between Jordan and France have reached an advanced level, as French investments in Jordan amounted to JD3 billion, and were mostly in the sectors of communications, transformational industries, energy, commerce, tourism and banking.