The Head of the IOFS delegation, HE Yerlan A.Baidaulet together with Kazakhstan's Ambassador to Jordan, HE Aidarbek A. Toumatov, and Mr.Safwan Alsaaideh, the IOFS Financial Manager, visited the Headquarters of ASEZA.

The Director General of IOFS has met today the Chief Commissioner of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA), HE Eng. Nayef A.Bakheet. ASEZA is a regional hub, with three continents converging and forming a  triangle. It forms a strategic outlet for regional and international markets, maximizing business opportunities in all sectors.

HE IOFS Director General presented the IOFS vision and program framework and stressed on result-oriented cooperation with ASEZA. Both parties agreed to accelerate the communications and develop a MoU based on focused Action plan. One of ideas discussed is to build up an effective framework for a regional food hub.

Following the first meeting, HE the Director General had a general discussion with HE the Ambassador of Kazakhstan on all previous days and meetings held in Amman and Aqaba, as a result they agreed to coordinate further correspondence via diplomatic channels as well as directly by email and follow up on actions agreed with local authorities. The main outcome of the visit would be the official announcement of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on joining IOFS to be expected on the 4th General Assembly in September in sha Allah.


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