Friday 26 October 2012
Jordon looking for farm investment
Jordan aims to attract Brazilian investors in the fields of energy, agriculture and professional training.
King Abdullah II of Jordan and the Jordanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Judeh, demonstrated an interest in developing partnerships with Brazil for projects in the Dead Sea and Red Sea, in addition to agreements in the fields of energy, agriculture and health.
Indications for such agreements were given during meetings with the Brazilian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Antonio Patriota, who is visiting Jordan. Both added that the joint venture companies of Petrobras and agri-food trading companies are priorities.
In the project regarding the Dead Sea and Red Sea, the Brazilians should enter the field of water desalination, generating opportunities and employment, in addition to cooperating in the training of a specialist professional workforce.
The Jordanian authorities have signaled that the bidding will take place soon.
Economic relations between Brazil and Jordan have evolved in recent years, according to the Brazilian government.
Trade has grown 582% in the period from 2002 to 2011, rising from US$ 28 million to US$ 191 million.
Source: Argentine Beef Packers S.A.
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