Jordan to Boost Exports to Asian, African Countries –– Minister

AMMAN — Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply Jawad Anani, Sunday said that work is underway to find new markets for Jordanian products in East African and Central Asia countries.

The minister said the move is designed to boost national exports and help offset the downtrend resulting from the closure of the Iraqi and Syrian markets.

"We also look forward to increasing to $1 billion our exports of various goods to the Palestinian market, including pharmaceuticals", said the minister, adding he will be leading a delegation to Kazakhstan next month to explore new ways and means to bolster economic exchanges between the two countries.

Anani was speaking at a meeting in the presence of Minister of Health, Mahmoud Sheyab, to discuss the pharmaceutical industries in the Kingdom.

He also emphasized the importance of promoting the pharmaceutical sector through focusing on scientific research and introducing new products in order to raise its contribution to the national economy.

The minister added that a comprehensive policy to tackle challenges faced by the pharmaceutical industry in the Kingdom will be put forward in coordination with the public and private sectors.


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