AMMAN - The UAE-Jordan Economic Forum concluded today on a high note, following six discussion panels which discussed topics related to economic cooperation, investment and business climates, SMEs, as well as best practices.
The UAE delegation, headed by Economy Minister Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, included officials from the country's chambers of commerce and industry and representative from the public and private sectors.
The forum was also attended by Bilal Rabee Al Bodour, UAE Ambassador to Jordan, Mohammed Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz Al Shehi, Under-secretary of the Economy Ministry and other officials.
A panel dedicated to the investment climate in the UAE, was moderated by Marwan Al Serkal, Chief Executive Officer of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), who said the UAE offers an ideal environment to investors, characterised by stability, modern infrastructure, flexible legislations and over 35 free zones providing huge facilities such as a 100 percent ownership of business.
He added that the attractive investment climate enabled the UAE to feature among the world's top 22 countries in the 2015's 'Ease of Doing Business' report, with Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs') crossing the US$ 13 billion mark and total foreign investment accounting for more than US$ 100 billion.
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