PM Dir.-Gen.: Agreement on Jordan Gates Project

(Communicated by Prime Minister’s Media Advisor)
Jerusalem, 4 January, 2000

Prime Minister’s Office Director-General Yossi Kucik today (Tuesday) 4.1.2000, reached an agreement with Environment Minister Dalia Itzik on the "Jordan Gates" project, one of the main joint projects between Israel and Jordan.

The project will strengthen bilateral economic relations, provide employment in both countries and will utilize tax agreements between Israel and the United States granting tax breaks on goods exported from the project.

Both the Israeli and Jordanian governments are interested in promoting the project in order to strengthen the peaceful relations between the two countries and advance their economic development.

Environment Minister Itzik and PM’s Office Dir.-Gen. Kucik will go to Jordan to sign an environmental agreement to enable the project to move forward.