The Ministry of Foreign Affairs within the framework of the 4th Inter-Ministerial Committee of Greece-Jordan organized a business delegation under the lead of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Euripides Stylianides, on the 12th and 13th of December. Fifty companies and authorities of the export sector participated in the delegation.
The Exporters’ Association of Crete was represented in the particular delegation by its President, Mr. Alkiviades Kalabokis, and took part in the two-day operations that aimed exclusively at expanding the economic relations between the two countries.
The sectors of Jordan’s economy that raised the most prominent interest and have the best prospects for the Greek exporting enterprises are those of construction materials, energy, chemical products (fertilizers, paints), food and beverage (especially bottled water, juices), cosmetics, pharmaceutical products, telecommunications and transportations.
During these two days, agreements were signed between authorities (Jordan’s Chamber of Commerce, SEVE etc.) and various business transactions were finalized.
From the Greek side, present at the business delegation were Mr. John Tsoukalas, of the General Secretariat for Research and Technology, Mr. Anastasios Antonopoulos, President of the Greek-Arabian Chamber of Commerce and Development, Mrs. Dimitra Mitrogiannopoulou, Vice President of the Exporters’ Association of Northern Greece (SEVE), and others.
It is worth mentioning that companies from neighbouring countries such as Palestine, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates also participated in the meetings.
The Greek ambassador Mr. Trifonas Paraskevopoulos welcomed the Greek delegation and gave a reception in honor of all its members at the place where the meetings were held (the Hotel Le Royal). The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Jordan also hosted dinner in honor of the entire delegation at the King Hussein Club.
The Exporters’ Association of Crete was once again present and strengthened its relations with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for its participation in future business delegations organized by the specific Ministry aiming solely at promoting the Cretan exportable products.