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27/09/2017 - 18:32hs
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Arab-African Forum begins in Amman

The meeting, organized by the General Union of Arab Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, discusses business opportunities between countries from both regions.



Amman – Began this Wednesday (27), under the topic Partnership Roadmap and Financing Mechanisms, the Arab-African Economic Forum, the business meeting organized by the General Union of Arab Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, of which the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce is part of.

According to information by news agency Jordan News Agency (Petra), Jordan’s minister of Investment, Muhannad Shihadeh, invited the participants to contribute with ideas to expand business and partnerships between the Arab countries and the African continent. “There’s great potential to expand relation between the Middle East and the African markets, especially in the agribusiness, food products and services sectors,” he said to international news agencies.

Shihadeh added that Jordan continues to be a safe place to business, despite the instability of neighboring countries. “Jordan’s trade agreements with global economic blocs allowed it to reach 1 billion consumers throughout the world and the Kingdom became a regional center to many companies,” said Shihadeh to Petra.

Focused on discussions about the development of the economy, investments and the strengthening of trade between the countries from the two regions, the Arab-African Economic Forum gathers around 500 participants from 54 countries, among Africa, Arabs and others – such as Brazil, represented by the Arab Chamber’s president, Rubens Hannun, vice president of Foreign Relations, Osmar Chohfi, and the special projects advisors, Tamer Mansour. They attended the first day of the conference, which continues this Thursday.

*Translated by Sérgio Kakitani

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