Sharjah, Jordan set to enhance trade ties

SHARJAH: Looking at enhancing trade ties with the UAE, Jordan is exploring possibilities of strengthening its participation in trade shows being organised by Expo Centre Sharjah.

A meeting held on the sidelines of the ongoing 3rd OIC Halal Middle East Exhibition and Congress and the 2nd Kitchen Equipment and Technology Exhibition Middle East at Expo Centre Sharjah, officials from both sides discussed ways and means to boost the already strong trade relations between the countries.

The Sharjah side was led by Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Owais, Chairman, Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO, Expo Centre Sharjah, while the Jordan side was represented by Nael Al Kabariti, Chairman of the Jordan Chamber of Commerce, and accompanying delegation.

The visiting side also expressed their desire to open new trade channels between Jordan and Sharjah, while stressing the contribution of the Jordanian community in the development of the UAE.

“Sharjah has many successful projects that are conducive for investment for Jordan investors. In recent years, we have seen an increase in bilateral trade between our countries. We see great opportunities to enhance trade, and by boosting cooperation and coordination, I am sure we can better help business communities from both sides to tap into mutual investment and trade opportunities,” said Al Midfa.

In the context of the ongoing trade event, Midfa pointed out that the Jordanian side has much to gain, and can play an important role in the growth of the regional halal industry. By participating in Halal Middle East, they can also effectively present their products and services and target the regional market, he added.

Nael Al Kabariti said, “We discussed many topics that will encourage investment and promote trade exchanges. We also discussed the possibility of exchanging visits and increasing the presence of Jordanian exhibitors in Expo Centre events.”