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Country: Germany Capital: Berlin Area: 357,021 sq km Population: 81,147,265 GDP: US$3.383 trillionTrade Relations • Jordanian imports from Germany reached US$240.83 million, • Jordanian exports ... amounted only US$2.73 million. Jordan’s major imports from Germany: vehicles, fodder, tobacco, chemical products, electrical appliances, machinery and equipment, sugar, and pharmaceutical products. Jordan’s major exports to Germany: phosphate, vegetables, mineral products, and textile yarn and made up articles. Investment Relations German investments in Jordan have reached more than 41 million USD, mainly in the areas of crude petroleum related industries, foodstuffs and beverages industries, and information technology. Cultural & Educational Cooperation • On 26 May 2004, the second meeting of the Joint Committee on Cultural Cooperation was held, during which Agreed Minutes was signed to enhance bilateral cooperation in the areas of education, higher education, science and research, cultural heritage, media, fine arts and music, as well as youth and sports. • The German-Jordanian University (GJU) is a public university, it was founded in 2005 by a Royal Decree, in accordance with a Memorandum of Understanding reached between the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of the Federal Republic of Germany. GJU is linked to many other universities through bilateral agreements for co-operation, collaboration, and exchange of faculty members and students. These include regional Arab universities, as well as European, North American, and Asian universities.Other Areas of Cooperation 1) Integrated Experts (CIM): Germany supports the recruitment of German experts to assist the Government of Jordan in the implementation of development projects, and in building the capacity of various institutions.2) Senior Expert Service: Germany supports Jordan by seconding highly qualified retired experts on short-term missions, mainly in the areas of vocational and technical training under this program.3) Political Foundations: the Friedrich-Ebert Foundations, the Konard-Adenauer-Foundation, the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation, and the Hanns-Seidal-Foundation are active in areas that complement the development cooperation program, including: youth and women’s participation, gender equality, support for civil society and political participation, and poverty alleviation.4) Small-Scale Activities of the German Embassy in Amman: The German Embassy in Amman manages about eight small-scale projects annually, under which it provides funding for projects in the areas of gender and environment.5) DAAD Scholarship Program: Jordan is usually provided with 10 scholarships annually, in addition to 20 post-graduate courses under the DAAD program.Bilateral Agreements Jordan also signed the following bilateral agreements with Germany: 1) An Agreement concerning Air Transport (signed in 1970). 2) An Agreement on Reciprocal Encouragement and Protection of Capital Investments (signed in 1974). 3) A Cooperation Agreement between Jordan Institution for Standards & Metrology (JISM) and the German Accreditation System for Testing (DAP) (signed in 1998). 4) A Cooperation Agreement between the German Institute for Standardization and the Jordan Institution for Standards and Metrology (signed in 1998). 5) An Agreement concerning Technical Cooperation in the Economic Sphere (signed in 1960). 6) A Technical Cooperation Agreement (signed in 1977). 7) An Agreement on Trade, Economic and Technical Cooperation (signed in 1983). 8) An Agreement concerning Solar Power (CSP) Global Market Initiative (signed in 2004).
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