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Pakistan eager to boost trade, investment with Jordan

Senate President Faisal Al-Fayez received Ambassador Sajjad Ali Khan at his office in Amman. The Ambassador said Pakistan is looking forward to starting new investment companies with Jordan as it shares friendly ties. He also praised Pakistani-Jordanian relations.

Pakistani ambassador to Amman and the president of the Jordanian Senate discussed ways to enhance Jordanian-Pakistani cooperation.

Senate President Faisal Al-Fayez received Ambassador Sajjad Ali Khan at his office in Amman, the Jordan News Agency (Petra) reported.

Ambassador said “looking forward to starting new investment companies between the two friendly countries,” he praised Pakistani-Jordanian relations in various fields.

Fayez expressed the Senate’s keenness to enhance bilateral cooperation as he cited “deep-rooted and strong ties” between the countries, which date back to the 1960s.

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The role of IT industry

Earlier this year, the Jordanian Ambassador to Pakistan visited the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) to discuss a wide range of areas for further enhancing bilateral trade and economic relations between the countries.

The Ambassador also visited various IT companies working in these software technology parks and appreciated the state-of-the-art facilities in the software technology parks for the IT companies.

He commended the efforts of IT professionals for producing world-class IT products and services and said that the IT sector was a key pillar of Jordan’s economy as the government was making efforts to position it as a major IT player and solutions exporter.

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He said that Pakistani IT companies should explore JVs and investment in Jordan that would enable them to enhance their export to the regional countries.

Speaking at the occasion, Sardar Yasir Ilyas Khan, President ICCI briefed the Jordanian envoy about the potential of Pakistan’s IT industry that was achieving steady growth to a greater role in the economic development of the country.

Yasir Ilyas Khan said that the government was focused on promoting the digital economy and emphasized that the steps should be taken to further promote the IT industry so that the IT sector could play a more effective role in transforming Pakistan into a knowledge economy.

Courtesy: APP with additional input by GVS