As mandated by Prime Minister Eng. Sherif Ismail, on the sidelines of her participation at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on the Middle East and North Africa "Davos" held at the Dead Sea in Jordan, the Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Dr. Sahar Nasr met today with the Jordanian Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply Mr. Yarub Qudah, in presence of the Minister's Assistant Dr. Shehab Marzeban and Egypt's Ambassador to Jordan Tarek Adel.
  
At the beginning of the meeting, the Minister was welcomed by her Jordanian counterpart, who commended distinguished relations between both countries, recently crowned by the convention of the Egyptian-Jordanian Joint Higher Committee in Cairo last August co-chaired by PMs of both countries. 
 
Accordingly, the Egyptian Minister reiterated deep-rooted Egyptian-Jordanian relations and the Egyptian government's constant willingness to develop such relations on various cooperation levels, within the framework of historic ties between both countries and their aspirations to build a strategic cooperation in the future.
 
Further, Dr. Nasr highlighted the significance of following up on what has been agreed upon during the President's meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah II, the King of Jordan, as well as on the files agreed upon by the higher committee, which is considered the oldest Arab higher committee ever. It began its activities in the mid-eighties and is considered one of the most regular higher committees in terms of the convention of its sessions either in Cairo or Amman; in addition to its achievements over 30 years. 
 
The Minister emphasized that the meeting came to follow up on the PM's meeting with the Jordanian Ambassador to Cairo and on what has been agreed upon during such meeting, including the discussion of all economic cooperation proposals during the meeting of the follow-up committee scheduled to be held prior to the convention of the joint higher committee.
 
Both sides also discussed enhancing economic cooperation and supporting SMEs as well as future development plans in Egypt and Jordan with a view to achieve high growth rates and sustainable development. They also agreed on holding the 27th session of the joint higher committee, to be co-chaired by PMs of both countries, in August 2017 in the Jordanian capital 'Amman', provided that it will be preceded by relevant follow-up committees in mid-July 2017.