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Palestinian Authority, Jordan work to boost economic ties

Palestinian and Jordanian ministers plan to hold intensive meetings in the next few months to tackle several issues related to joint trade cooperation between the two countries.
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RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Jordanian and Palestinian governments are ramping up their relations, planning to increase cooperation in trade, energy, agriculture and other areas.

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah met Sept. 17 in Jordan with his counterpart there, Omar al-Razzaz, and agreed to schedule a meeting of the Joint Higher Jordanian-Palestinian Committee early next year in Ramallah. The committee will “strengthen and develop relations … in various fields and continue coordination on issues of common concern,” Hamdallah said, according to a statement issued by the government.

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