Saudi, Jordan establish $3bn investment company

The country’s also signed draft loan agreements and agreed to study the feasibility of nuclear power in Jordan



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The kings of Saudi Arabia and Jordan oversaw the signing of 15 agreements on Monday including one to establish a $3bn investment company.

Among the pacts signed during the Saudi ruler’s visit to the country for this week’s Arab League Summit was a draft agreement for a loan worth SAR393.75m ($104.9m) to reconstruct the rehabilitate the Amman-Aqaba desert road.

There was also a draft contract for research and development in mining and uranium in the Central Jordan Region and a draft memorandum of understanding to study the feasibility of constructing two nuclear reactors in Jordan.

The establishment of the $3bn investment fund follows reports last April year that both countries were setting up a joint coordination council to oversee billions of dollars in investments in the Hashemite Kingdom from the Saudi Public Investment Fund

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Other MoUs signed yesterday covered postal services for hajj and umrah pilgrims, environmental protection, social affairs and housing, according to Saudi Press Agency.

The two countries also agreed to establish a Saudi-Jordanian medical services company and to build and operate a 50MW solar energy plant in Eastern Jordan.

Private sectors deals, including the establishment of a medical treatment and rehabilitation facility in Riyadh, were also signed.

The 22-member Arab League will meet in Jordan on Wednesday to discuss regional issues.