Jordan, Egypt agree on immediate solutions to obstacles to boost joint cooperation


Published: 2019-07-03 17:18

Last Updated: 2019-07-03 20:29

Jordan, Egypt agree on immediate solutions to obstacles to boost joint cooperation
Jordan, Egypt agree on immediate solutions to obstacles to boost joint cooperation

Prime Minister Omar Razzaz, and Egyptian counterpart Mostafa Medbouli on Wednesday chaired meetings of the Jordanian High Joint Committee at its twenty-eighth session in the Egyptian capital Cairo.

The two premiers discussed the importance of the committee meetings in enhancing bilateral relations and developing cooperation fields as a step towards economic integration between the two countries.

During the talks, the two sides agreed to find "immediate" solutions to obstacles facing the process of joint cooperation and to set a timetable for the implementation of what has been agreed upon in all fields.

The Egyptian side stressed the importance of finding an "immediate" solution to the industrial sector's complaints, related to the registration procedures of Jordanian companies inside Egypt, granting them a preferential advantage, and fixing a two-week maximum period to complete the registration process, coupled with further facilitations from the Egyptian side at the crossing points to enter Jordanian goods.

The Egyptian side also promised to review the procedures related to the registration of Jordanian medicines in the Egyptian market, especially drugs that are not produced in Egypt.

On the Egyptian workers in Jordan, the Jordanian side said they are part of the economic production, their contribution in the sectors of agriculture, construction and services is "very basic," and their children will be treated in the Kingdom's public schools will be equally treated as their Jordanian students in terms of school fees.

The two sides agreed to form a working group from the government and private sectors in both countries to study the most appropriate formula for setting up a logistic area in Jordan to export services and contribute to the reconstruction and development process in neighboring countries.

The two sides discussed the possibility of signing an agreement between the two countries to help convicts complete the terms of their sentence in their home country for humanitarian and social reasons.

They also agreed to strengthen the connectivity in the electricity, gas and petroleum products and to develop plans to meet any increase in demand within the two countries, or at the Arab level.