Saxony-Anhalt hosted by Jordan: Minister-President Böhmer pays a visit to King Abdullah II
Wednesday, May 27th, 2009
Ministerpräsident Böhmer visited König Abdullah II.
Saxony-Anhalt and Jordan – stood until now above all for excellent relations in academic fields. In order to further develop economic integration, the Federal State went on the offensive – and in February set off on a journey to Amman in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Members of the business delegation from Saxony-Anhalt lead by Minister-President Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Böhmer were State Secretary, Ministry of Economy and Labour, Detlef Schubert, representatives of the Magdeburg Chamber of Industry and Commerce and its president, Klaus Olbricht, as well as representatives of the Investment and Marketing Corporation (IMG) Saxony-Anhalt and small and medium-sized companies of various industries, from the construction industry, renewable energies, waste water management and innovative measurement technologies to railway engineering. Traveling with the delegation were also representatives of (FH) and members of the Landtag, the state’s legislative assembly. Böhmer was received by King Abdullah II of Jordan and held high-powered discussions with members of the Jordanian government, including Prime Minister Nader Dhahabi, Foreign Minister Salah Bashir, Minister for Industry and Trade, Amer Hadidi, as well as with the president of the Jordan Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Hatem Halawani.
More than 200 guests from politics, business and society attended the Minister President’s reception in the Sheraton Hotel Amman. The Jordanians showed a special interest in the food industry, but also for technologies such as alternative energies, according to Böhmer. “Saxony-Anhalt certainly has some things to offer in this area. We aroused a lot of interest with this subject.” Company representatives traveling with the delegation encountered a lot of interest from the government, business and education during a two-day business exchange forum. They visited the production sites of the company, Petra Engineering, and presented – without a doubt, a further highlight – their service portfolios to the Jordanian Chamber of Commerce (JCC).