(ANSA) - Aqaba, October 11 - A Jordanian economic delegation
visited Turkey this week to encourage an increase in trade
relations and economic cooperation between Jordan and Turkey.
Professor Kamel Mahadin, Chief Commissioner of the Aqaba
Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA), met Thursday with
members from the Turkish businessmen's association and the
Turkish industry association as part of the official high-level
delegation that visited Turkey.
The delegation included Hamdi Tabba, president of the
Jordanian Businessmen's Association, Nael Kabariti, president of
the Jordan Chamber of Commerce, Jordan's Ambassador to Turkey,
Amjad Adayleh, and representatives from the Jordan industrial
Estate Company and Jordan's Chamber of Industry.
The visit was part of the preparations for the upcoming
visit of the Turkish Minister of Commerce to Jordan and Aqaba.
During a detailed presentation about Aqaba, Dr. Kamel
Mahadin briefed Turkish businessmen on the Aqaba Special
Economic Zone's competitive investment climate and strategic
position as a gateway to the Levant Region and highlighted the
many investment opportunities that Aqaba offers Turkish
Dr. Mahadin illustrated the Aqaba master plan and the Port
Community development strategy currently being implemented,
which will enhance Aqaba's position as a regional business and
logistics hub, and highlighted the unique governance model that
the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority operates under and the
significant role it plays to ensure world-class business
services and streamlined procedures.
Mahadin focused on the investment opportunities available
in the sectors of energy, water, fertilizer industries,
services, logistics and light industries as well as high-tech
Dr. Mahadin visited the Istanbul Water and Sewage
Administration (ISKI), and met with the Chairman of ISKI, toured
one of its facilities and received a brief on latest technology