Let`s trade with and invest in Indonesia."
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Jordanian government promoted Indonesias business potential to 90 entrepreneurs from Jordan, Palestine and Iraq at a business dinner organized by the Indonesian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, on Monday night (Sept 19).

"Lets trade with and invest in Indonesia," Jordanian Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs and Minister of Industry, Commerce and Supplies Jawad Al Anani said while opening the meeting, according to a statement from the Indonesian Embassy in Amman received by ANTARA News here on Wednesday.

Prominent Jordanian business leaders, chairmen of associations of businessmen/traders, several mayors, the heads of business associations, Palestinian businessmen, the chairman of the Palestinian women entrepreneurs association and Iraqi businessmen based in Jordan participated in the meeting.

Al Anani has just returned from Indonesia where he paid a courtesy call to President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and held a bilateral meeting with Indonesian Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno L.P Marsudi, and his counterpart Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita.

His visit ensured the opening of business and investment opportunities in Indonesia for Jordanian, Palestinian, and Iraqi businesses.

According to Al Anani, Indonesia is rich in natural resources and minerals, so there are many investment opportunities available.

The tourism sector is also potentially very large, and Royal Jordanian provides flights to Indonesia three times a week, which could be increased in the future.

In addition, Al Anani also encouraged Jordanian businessmen to cooperate with their Indonesian counterparts and urged them to expand their companies in Jordan.

The Jordanian, Palestinian, and Iraqi businesses expressed strong appreciation for the event.

Most of them gained a wealth of new information on Indonesia.

So far, their businesses have had traditional partners from neighboring countries in the region, several European countries, the United States, and China.

This meeting covered the needs of businesses in Jordan, Palestine, and Iraq, facilitating the expansion of these businesses with new partners from Indonesia as well as promoting Trade Expo Indonesia in Jakarta on October 12-16, 2016, and Indonesia Middle East Update on October 9-11, 2016, in Gorontalo.

Reporter: Libertina Widyamurti Ambari
Editor: Priyambodo RH
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