Jakarta (ANTARA) - Minister of Manpower Ida Fauziyah stated that her ministry discusses the potential for expanding job opportunities in Jordan for Indonesian migrant workers (PMI) in the garment sector.

In a written statement received here, Friday, the minister noted that most of Jordan's income come from tourism, fertilizers, garments, oil processing, cement processing, and agriculture commodities, such as strawberries, oranges, olives, lamb meat, and milk.

"We see the potential for expanding employment opportunities for our PMI in other sectors, especially in the garment sector, which is the largest commodity producer in Jordan," she noted during her visit to attend the Minister of Manpower Intervention on the High-Level Partners' Meeting in Amman, Jordan, Thursday, February 23.

On the occasion, Fauziyah held a meeting with Indonesian Ambassador to Jordan and concurrently to Palestine, Ade Padmo Sarwono, at the Indonesian Embassy (KBRI) in Amman, Jordan.

At the meeting, the minister highlighted that Jordan is a country whose economy is developing from a low to middle level in the form of per capita income.

In addition, the manpower attaché intends to conduct business matching as an effort to increase the expansion of job opportunities by bringing together companies in Jordan that need PMI to expand job opportunities, she stated.

"We ask for support of the ambassador to help us run the business matching event," she said.

Fauziyah is optimistic that her visit to Jordan would strengthen diplomacy in the field of manpower between the governments of Indonesia and Jordan.

"With this visit, I am sure that diplomacy between Indonesia and Jordan can further develop," she stated.

During her visit to the Indonesian Embassy in Jordan, the minister also met with the Indonesian diaspora and greeted PMI at the Indonesian Embassy in Jordan.

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