On November the 5th, a business and outreach Breakfast was held by the Irish Embassy and Jordan Ireland Business Association at the Fairmount Hotel for H.E. Minister Simon Coveney and his delegation; Secretary General Joe Hackett, Deputy Secretary General Sonja Hyland and representatives from the Department’s Middle East and North Africa Unit. Members of the Iraqi Business Council and other partners in Education attended the breakfast as well.
At the Business and Outreach Business Breakfast the Minister was updated about the work of the Embassy and of the newly established Jordan Ireland Business in advancing opportunities between Jordan and Ireland in education, ICT, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals and tourism.
The Embassy is committed to its role in promoting bilateral trade between Ireland and Jordan. Minister Coveney stated that the growth of bilateral trade volumes between Ireland and Jordan are very encouraging and promising. He also addressed that Ireland is determined on enhancing its trading relations with Jordan and Iraq. The minister welcomed the idea of trade delegations traveling from Jordan to Ireland and is certain that it will yield positive results.
Minister Coveney stressed the importance of Irelands trading relationship with Jordan and, with an expected trade volume of €250 million in 2021, the growing volumes of trade between both countries.
The Minister was further informed that the Embassy and JIBA, will formalize links with the Iraqi Business Council, which is based in Amman, to identify opportunities for enhancing Ireland Iraq trade. With the help of the Iraqi Business Council, food security and infrastructure were identified as high level sectors and have potential to produce positive outcomes.