Deputy FM Mardas carries out visit to Jordan (9-10 May 2016)
Within the framework of preparations for the upcoming meeting of the
Greek-Jordanian Joint Interministerial Committee (JIC), Deputy Foreign
Minister Dimitris Mardas completed a working visit to Jordan today,
accompanied by a business mission organized by the Hellenic Federation
of Enterprises (SEV), in collaboration with the Foreign Ministry. On the
margins of the visit, it was agreed, among other things, that the
Jordanian delegation that is to be visiting Athens for the September JIC
will be accompanied by a business mission.
During his visit to Amman, Mr. Mardas met with a number of Jordanian government officials, including Maha Ali, the Minister for Industry, Trade and Supply; Ibrahim Saif, the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources; Tawfiq Al-Habashneh, the Secretary General for Water and Irrigation; Saleh Al-Kharabsheh, the Secretary General for Planning and International Cooperation; and officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Overseas Jordanians.
It should be noted that, for the first time, the Deputy Foreign Minister’s meetings with Ministers and officials of the Jordanian government were also participated in by representatives of Greek enterprises. This innovation, which was implemented on a trial basis in the case of Jordan, will be incorporated into Foreign Ministry practice and be enriched with other sectoral agencies and chambers of commerce.
Mr. Mardas also addressed a Business Forum co-organized by the Amman Chamber of Commerce and Industry and SEV, with the participation of Greek and Jordanian entrepreneurs.