Minister of Interior Hussein Majali on Monday met with a delegation of the Iraqi Business Council in Jordan to discuss ways to boost economic cooperation between the two countries and remove hurdles and challenges facing Iraqi investors in Jordan who were desirous of coming to the Kingdom in future.
Majali reiterated Jordanian government’s keenness to resolve the obstacles and the technical and administrative difficulties facing the Iraqi investors, noting that his ministry had a vision and a working plan to address the investors’ needs and reduce time and effort required to process their paperwork and complete the procedures for their projects.
He stressed that attracting foreign investments was a major element in the process of supporting the national economy, its ability to grow constantly and combat poverty and unemployment. He said it called for the provision of all necessary facilities to promote investments by establishing an environment conducive for the investors.
Majali pointed out that Jordan enjoyed security, stability and a legislative environment which formed a proper ground for investors, and called for continued efforts to enhance and develop ties between the two countries in all fields to serve the best interest of both the peoples.
For their part, members of the delegation stated a number of difficulties and problems facing the Iraqi investors, notably in issuing and renewing residency permits, slow moving procedures and the issue of visas to visit the Kingdom.
The minister decided to form a committee to draft proposals and recommendations to remove all challenges and difficulties facing the Iraqi investors in Jordan.