Chief of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA), Kamel Mahadeen, met Sunday the head and members of the Jordan-Palestinian businessmen's forum.
Mahadeen emphasized the Authority's desire to enhance joint cooperation between Jordan's businessmen and their Palestinian counterparts as well as businessmen abroad, urging them to invest in Aqaba.
He added that Aqaba has many advantages and offers an attractive atmosphere and privileges to investors, thanks to the efforts of the Authority.
Mahadeen reviewed the geographical location and the Investment Law which was formulated to make Aqaba an attractive investment area which is able to provide a suitable investment environment that every private capital investor seeks. Besides, it assures safety and security, and tax and customs privileges.
The chairman of the forum, Talal Baho, said that it seeks to encourage the establishment of strategic investment projects that serve the common interests of the business sector in Jordan and Palestine, focusing on partnership with civil society organizations working in the Jordanian and Palestinian arenas.
He noted the importance of projects being carried out now in Aqaba which have contributed directly to enhance the national economy, referring to more than 30 agreements and an international Memorandum of Understanding that have been signed. The forum has 24 branches all over the world to promote the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and Palestine in the economic and investment fields.