'Turkey-Jordan free trade agreement could start soon'

Tuzmen said, "this will be the first agreement regarding liberalization of services sector trade which Turkey offered a foreign country in bilateral level."

'Turkey-Jordan free trade agreement could start soon'
Turkish State Minister Kursad Tuzmen said on Tuesday that free trade agreement on services sector could start after free trade agreement between Turkey and Jordan took effect.

Speaking at a meeting with Public Works & Housing Minister Sahel al-Majali of Jordan in Ankara, Tuzmen said, "this will be the first agreement regarding liberalization of services sector trade which Turkey offered a foreign country in bilateral level."

Referring to relations between Turkey and Jordan, Tuzmen said exports between the two countries exceeded 389 million USD in 2007, and noted that, "particularly, cooperation in contractor sector reached to an important point."

Tuzmen recalled that projects undertaken by Turkish contractor companies in Jordan exceeded one billion USD.

Tuzmen said Turkey aimed at establishing a common economic area with all the Arab countries in the region where goods and services could move freely, adding that Turkey would conclude free trade agreements soon with all Arab countries covering trade of products.

Guest minister said free trade agreement would be concluded and take effect soon.

Noting that Jordan needed at least 100,000 houses in five years, Sahel al-Majali said talks were underway with Housing Development Administration of Turkey (TOKI).

Al-Majali said Jordan was also thinking of other investments like motorways, and electricity generation facility.


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