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Jordan

(last updated: 29.05.2017)

 

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan recognised the Republic of Estonia on 14 September 1991 and established diplomatic relations with Estonia on 24 January 2001.

Diplomatic communication between Estonia and Jordan goes through their embassies in The Hague.

From March 2011 Estonia's ambassador to Jordan is Margus Rava, residing in Athens.

The non-residing ambassador of Jordan to Estonia, Ambassador Ahmad Mufleh presented his credentials to President Toomas Hendrik Ilves on October 22, 2014. The Jordanian Ambassador resides in The Hague.

From 2001-2007 retired major general Shafik R. Jumean worked as Estonia’s honorary consul in Amman, Jordan. Since 2009 the Estonian honorary consul in Jordan has been Mr. Ayman Jumean.

Visits

To Jordan:
March 2017 Minister of Finance Sven Sester
September 2015 A delegation of Foreign Affairs Committee of Riigikogu
February 2014 Minister of Finance Jürgen Ligi
January 2013 Foreign Minister Urmas Paet
May 2010 Prime Minister Andrus Ansip
May 2009 President Toomas Hendrik Ilves visited Jordan to attend the World Economic Forum
April 2008 Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications Juhan Parts
November 2006 Minister of Economic Affairs and Communications Edgar Savisaar

 

To Estonia:
April 2016 A delegation of Jordanian National Assembly House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee
September 2010 Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Khalid Irani
October 2007 Jordanian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Dr. Khaled Najieb Elshuraydeh
May 2007 Jordanian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Khaldoun Qutishat
2005 A delegation from the Jordanian Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation became acquainted with Estonia’s use of EU funds and e-government

Agreements

  • 16 October 2003 – Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Estonia and the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan regarding the status of Estonian police officers participating in the training of Iraqi police forces;
  • 10 May 2010 – Agreement for the reciprocal facilitation and protection of investments (came into force 6 June 2011);
  • 11 May 2010 – Government of Jordan and Eesti Energia concluded a co-operation agreement by which Eesti Energia will invest 5 billion dollars over the next 10 years to build up Jordan’s oil shale industry.
  • 8 January 2013 – Visa Waiver Agreement Between the Government of the Republic of Estonia and the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan for Carriers of Diplomatic Passports.

Economic relations

Estonia-Jordan trade 2007-2016 (thousand euros):

Year Export (thousand EUR) Import (thousand EUR)
2007 754 12
2008 792 19
2009 639 4
2010 884 33
2011 5900 47
2012 1464 4
2013 2538 3
2014 3505,8 11,9
2015 4234,0 65,5
2016 3 171 205

Estonia’s main export articles in 2016 were wood and wood products -- 35%, machinery and equipment-- 34% and mineral products -- 21%. The main imports were chemical products 87%.  

According to the Bank of Estonia, as of 31.12.2016, Estonia had made investments in Jordan in the supply of electric energy. Jordan has invested in the real estate sector and the wholesale and retail trade.

All economic data from Statistics Estonia.

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