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Jordan rules out economic ties with Iran

February 19, 2018 at 4:18 pm

Jordan’s Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply in Amman, Jordan on 26 March, 2017 [Salah Malkawi/Anadolu Agency]

A senior Jordanian official ruled out the possibility of economic and commercial rapprochement with Iran due to the political divergence between the two countries.

Remarking on statements made by the Iranian Ambassador to Amman, Mahabati Ferdowsi, in which he said that he hoped that the joint Jordanian-Iranian Committee resumes its meetings to discuss many issues of mutual interest and strengthening relations in various fields. The organisation’s last meeting was held 12 years ago.

A ten-day exhibition of Iranian products opened in the Jordanian capital, Amman, on Thursday.

Ferdowsi said the exhibition will help enhance bilateral trade relations, adding that he hoped to showcase Jordanian products in Iran and called to facilitate customs procedures for Iranian goods.

However, the Jordanian official said “there are no bilateral trade agreements between the two countries and Iran is not a member of the World Trade Organisation and customs duties are imposed on its goods”.

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