The fact is if you haven't been in Jordan recently, you haven't been in Jordan. And I want to invite all of you to visit and join us in an exciting future.

Economic leadership is by its definition forward-looking. And your forward-looking engagement will send a powerful message, a message of hope for my people and for yours.

This conference and its goals have been written with the tagline 'Growth and Opportunity'. Now, you will be writing the full story writing it by your actions today and in the days ahead. And I wish you all every success.

Thank you very much

Earlier, introducing His Majesty, UK Secretary of State for International Development Penny Mordaunt said Jordan is one of Britain's closest friends and allies in the Middle East, highlighting the historical ties between the two countries.

"As our Prime Minister Theresa May made clear on her most recent visit to Amman: Britain will always be a partner you can depend on," Mordaunt said.

"Be it fighting terrorism, working together to pursue stability in the Middle East, or finding opportunities for international trade, we greatly value our partnership and in the spirit of mutual interest," she added.

Prime Minister Omar Razzaz, Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, Adviser to His Majesty and Director of the Office of His Majesty Manar Dabbas, Adviser to His Majesty for Economic Affairs Mohamad Ississ, members of the ministerial delegation, and a number of international officials and representatives of the local private sector, as well as global investors, attended the speech.

Source: Jordan News Agency