The Jordan Ireland Business Association (JIBA) was officially launched under the patronage of the Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply, Dr. Tariq Hammouri, at a reception held in the St Régis Hotel, Amman, on Wednesday the 11th of September, 2019.
The launch of JIBA which follows the opening of the first Embassy of Ireland to Jordan in January of this year, demonstrates the strong interests of the Jordanian and the Irish governments in rapidly strengthening the trade relationships between the two countries. That is to say, the launch of JIBA is a huge and important milestone in this regard, according to a JIBA statement.
Over the coming years, JIBA will work with the governments of Jordan and Ireland, along with the business communities in both countries to forge new trading relationships, the statement added.
With this objective in mind, JIBA will convene bi-monthly meetings of Irish and Jordanian business representatives. And will also arrange visits by Jordanian business delegations to Ireland, and from Ireland to Jordan in order to facilitate the establishment of business to business relationships across key sectors, which will benefit both countries, the statement said.
‘This is a hugely important day for Ireland and for Jordan. By working with the Embassy of Ireland and the Irish Governments State Agencies such as Enterprise Ireland and An Bord Bia, JIBA can make a hugely positive impact not just on Jordanian businesses but on the lives of Jordanian citizens’ In his remarks during the launch, Ambassador of Ireland and JIBA Co-chair Dr. Vincent O’Neill.
‘For the past sixteen years, as Ireland Honorary Consul in Jordan, I have seen the development of many business partnerships between our two countries. With the establishment of JIBA we can build on this progress and identify many new opportunities for advancing our business relationship and for deepening the excellent ties between our two countries’. Jordanian businessman and JIBA Co-chair Ramsey Khourey, stated during the event.