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Energy minister, Saudi industry minister discuss mining sector cooperation


The Jordan Times


AMMAN — Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Saleh Kharabsheh met on Thursday with a Saudi delegation headed by the Saudi Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources Bandar Bin Ibrahim Al Khorayef to discuss enhancing Jordanian-Saudi cooperation in the mining sector.
Kharabsha stressed the importance of exploring new areas of cooperation with Saudi Arabia, especially in the areas of sustainability, environmental initiatives and infrastructure development, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.
He also pointed to the multiple investment opportunities in the mining sector in Jordan and the efforts of the Ministry of Energy to benefit from them, starting with the signing of 13 memorandums of understanding for mineral exploration throughout the Kingdom.
Al Khorayef highlighted the importance of strengthening cooperation through exchanging expertise, organising joint events, and encouraging the private sector in the two countries to establish investment partnerships.
The two ministers agreed to activate the technical memorandum of understanding signed between the two kingdoms in the field of geology and mining, by identifying contact points to develop an action plan to activate various areas of mineral wealth, including joint geochemical studies.

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