Industry minister, British counterpart discuss cooperation

London, Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply Tarqi Hammouri discussed with British Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox, means to forge closer economic cooperation between Jordan and Britain, especially in the trade and investment fiel…

London, Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply Tarqi Hammouri discussed with British Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox, means to forge closer economic cooperation between Jordan and Britain, especially in the trade and investment fields.

Hammouri voiced thanks and appreciation for Britain's support to Jordan to enable it to address economic challenges, especially as the Kingdom is hosting more than 1.4 million Syrian refugees.

He also thanked Britain for hosting the London Initiative Conference, as part of Britain's efforts to support Jordan as it recognizes the extent of challenges facing Jordan due to the refugee crisis.

"We pin high hopes on this conference as it will highlight investment opportunities and mega strategic projects that will be implemented by the government, especially in the energy and water fields," the minister added.

The British secretary voiced his country's keenness to support Jordan in shouldering the burden of hosting Syrian refugees.

Source: Jordan News Agency