Jordan, Iraq move forward with border industrial zone

Flags fly at a crossing on the Iraq-Jordan border. (AP)
Updated 18 November 2018

Jordan, Iraq move forward with border industrial zone

LONDON: Jordan and Iraq have moved ahead with a plan to establish a joint industrial zone on the border between the two countries, according to reports.
Jordan’s Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply Tariq Hammouri and Iraq’s Minister of Industry and Minerals Saleh Al-Jabouri have agreed on the required practical steps to develop the zone, Asharq Al-Awsat reported.
Hammouri and Al-Jabouri’s discussions included facilitating procedures to boost the sale of Jordanian commodities in Iraq, and exempting them from customs in accordance with a bilateral free trade agreement. Hammouri said the discussions will give a strong push for economic cooperation between Amman and Baghdad.


IMF experts meet Lebanese Prime Minister as visit begins

Updated 20 February 2020

IMF experts meet Lebanese Prime Minister as visit begins

  • The IMF has said the team will visit from Feb. 20-23 to meet authorities on economic challenges and provide broad technical advice
  • Lebanon has not requested IMF financial assistance

BEIRUT: A team of IMF experts met Prime Minister Hassan Diab on Thursday at the start of a visit to provide Lebanon with advice on how to tackle an unprecedented financial and economic crisis, Lebanese broadcasters LBC and Al-Jadeed reported.
The IMF has said the team will visit from Feb. 20-23 to meet authorities on economic challenges and provide broad technical advice. Lebanon has not requested IMF financial assistance.