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Roundtable with King Abdullah II in the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber

24. November 2015

It was  a great honor and pleasure to welcome King Abdullah II at our headquarters in Vienna: the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (Wirtschaftskammer Österreich).

Austrian-Jordanian ties becoming stronger

During his official visit to Austria, King Abdullah Jordan took part in a business round table with Austrian Companies to discuss current and future projects of Austrian companies.

His Majesty stressed the similarities between Austria and Jordan in terms of size and population and briefed the companies about the current situation in Jordan and the implications of the regional situation on Jordan. He then focused on the different sectors that offer opportunities for cooperation and the advantages that Jordan has to offer for investors.

The president of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Dr. Christoph Leitl, stressed the important role of Jordan as a factor of stability in the region as well as the increasing importance of Jordan not only as an export market for Austrian companies but as a hub in the Middle East and also for East Africa. Furthermore he emphasized that Austrian companies are interested in building long-term business relationships to the benefit of both parties.

Good opportunities for Austrian companies 

Already in the first eight month of the current year, Austrian exports to Jordan have seen an increase of 10.5% for the region Middle East compared to 6.8% increase in the previous year. In 2014 the increase in exports reached 16.3%. In his statement, King Abdullah lays emphasize on the good opportunities for Austrian companies on the Jordanian market, “especially in the field of renewable energies, environmental engineering, health and medical technology”.