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Egypt, Jordan to remove restrictions for the flow of trade between the two countries

An expanded Egyptian-Jordanian consultation session was held in Cairo, on Monday, headed by Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and Jordanian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi.

The session was attended from the Egyptian side by Finance Minister Mohamed Maait, Transport Minister Kamel al-Wazir, Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine Gamea, and from the Jordanian side Finance Minister Mohamad al-Ississ, and Industry, Trade and Supply Minister Yousef al-Shamali, in addition some senior officials from both nations.

According to a Monday statement, the consultation session dealt with priority areas of bilateral cooperation for the two sides in light of the escalating international and regional challenges, which were reflected on the security and stability of the region.

The talks also discussed ways to enhance aspects of relations during the coming period, especially at the economic and investment levels.

It sought to enhance the movement of trade exchange and in the field of transportation, in line with the directives of the leaderships of the two countries to move forward in pushing the various frameworks and mechanisms of cooperation between Egypt and Jordan in all fields.

The two sides agreed to remove restrictions that limit the flow of trade between the two countries, with the formation of a joint working group from the relevant ministries in Egypt and Jordan to facilitate procedures and deal with any future challenges, as well as identifying two points of contact for this goal in the embassies of the two countries.

The meeting also discussed Egyptian-Jordanian bilateral projects in many sectors to follow up the implementation path of these projects and maximize the common interests of the two sides.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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