FM, S. Korean counterpart discuss regional developments September 29, 2020

Amman, Sep. 28 (Petra) -- Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Ayman Safadi and his S. Korean counterpart Kang Kyung-wha held talks over the phone on Monday for a discussion on Jordanian-S. Korean ties and regional ties.

The coronavirus pandemic was not absent from the talks as the top diplomats reiterated both countries' solidarity in combating the novel virus; they expressed keenness to broaden bilateral ties in all fields.

The talks figured high on the effort exerted to settle regional"...

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First Pension Funds Conversations Series ''Investing in Resilience'' launched in Jordan September 29, 2020

Amman, Sept.28 (Petra) -- Under the patronage of Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, the Social Security Investment Fund (SSIF) and United Nations Development Program in Jordan launched today a virtual conversations series under the theme Pension Funds: ' Investing in Resilience' with the participation of many global and regional pension funds.

In his keynote address, Razzaz said that Covid–19 pandemic has proved that the world should reaffirm its value and priorities where human beings and their welfare"...

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Gadara Initiative honours Health Ministry, frontline health workers September 29, 2020

AMMAN — The Ministry of Health has been tackling the coronavirus pandemic in partnership with various sectors and local manufacturers, notably ensuring the logistic needs, medical devices and pharmaceutical manufacturing, Health Minister Saad Jaber said on Monday.

During a meeting with the UN Gadara Initiative to honour the frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, Jaber stressed the ministry's readiness to 'handle the pandemic and"...

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Premier presides over signing of agriculture agreements September 29, 2020

AMMAN — Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Monday attended a signing ceremony of four agreements between the Ministry of Agriculture, the Jordan Valley Farmers Union and agricultural cooperative societies.

The agreements stipulate establishing a centre for agricultural services, a project for tracking agricultural produce, employment through organising the agricultural workforce and employment through agricultural automation, the Jordan News Agency,"...

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Trade federation raises concerns over ‘workplaces turning into virus hotspots’

AMMAN — The General Federation of Jordanian Trade Unions warned against workplaces and offices becoming coronavirus “hotspots”, especially after the Kingdom saw a record number of 634 cases on Tuesday.

The General Federation stressed in a statement that preventing further escalation “requires intensifying the attention given to occupational health and safety measures within the work environment in all economic facilities, by"...

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Premier presides over signing of agriculture agreements
September 29, 2020

AMMAN — Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Monday attended a signing ceremony of four agreements between the Ministry of Agriculture, the Jordan Valley Farmers Union and agricultural cooperative societies.

The"...

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Jordan-Iraq business symposium seeks to tackle trade woes
September 29, 2020

AMMAN — A Jordanian delegation on Sunday discussed the challenges arising from the Iraqi Cabinet's decision to exempt Jordanian goods, ban imports and protect goods.

Talks"...

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Traditional retail withers under online shopping boom
September 29, 2020

AMMAN — The rise of online shopping in Jordan amid the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered concerns among local retailers and industry representatives, especially after the lockdown and the late reopening of the stores, according"...

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