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Jordan

(last updated: 15.05.2019)

 

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 Tallinn.

From October 22, 2014 until the end of July 2018 the non-residing ambassador of Jordan to Estonia was Mr. Ahmad Mufleh. 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 2016-2018 (million euros):

Year Export Import 
2016 3,2 0,2
2017 6,8 0,5
2018 6,9 0,3

Estonia’s main export articles in 2018 were machinery and equipment - 65%, wood and wood products - 16%,  mineral products - 12%. The main imports were transport equipment – 60% and chemical products - 33%.  

According to the Bank of Estonia, as of 31.12.2018, Estonia had made investments in Jordan in administrative and assistance sector. Jordan has invested in Estonia 123 000 euros to the telecommunication and the wholesale and retail trade.

All economic data from Statistics Estonia.

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