Norway is interested in investing in Jordan's mineral, agriculture sectors: JIC chairman

Amman, Feb. 29 (Petra) -- Chairman of the Jordan Investment Commission (JIC), Khaled Wazani, said he was optimistic about the outcomes of the investment symposium organized by the Jordanian Embassy in the Norwegian capital, Oslo, in cooperation with the Oslo Chamber of Commerce, and highlighted interest in the agricultural and mineral sectors in the Kingdom..

Wazani told Petra that the JIC is interested in attracting investments of the Norwegian sovereign fund, which is one of the largest sovereign funds in the world.

He noted that the Norwegian side focus on investing in fish farms and green farming projects in Aqaba and the Jordan Valley as a result of accumulating expertise in fish farms, especially salmon.

He added: "We noted in the symposium attended by a large number of Norwegian businessmen, the interest of investors there in investing in the mineral sector in the Kingdom in light of the advantages, incentives and competitive investment facilities it possesses, in addition to signing several international agreements that provide an opportunity for the Jordanian producer to enter over a billion consumers."

Wazani talked about Jordan's progress in the indicators of the annual international reports, such as the recent report on ease of doing business issued by the World Bank, which put Jordan among the list of the top 20 countries that witnessed reforms that improved its rank among the 190 countries included in the report. Meanwhile, Jordan has progressed three ranks in the Global Competitiveness Report issued annually by the World Economic Forum, scoring 70 out of 141 countries included in the report, compared to 73 in 2018.

//Petra// AF