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Industry ministry calls for increased trade with Palestine

By JT - Sep 24,2017 - Last updated at Sep 24,2017

AMMAN — Industry, Trade and Supply Ministry’s Secretary General Yousef Shamali on Sunday said that Jordan is “the main gateway” of the Palestinian economy, as it enables Palestinian goods to reach other Arab countries, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

During a technical preparatory meeting for the Jordanian-Palestinian Higher Joint Committee, Shamali said that the two countries’ volume of trade is modest due to the measures taken by Israel.

The volume of trade exchange between the two countries amounted to $178 million last year, compared with $156 million in 2015, he noted. 



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