French presence

French Presence in Jordan

The French presence in Jordan is constantly growing as the Franco-Jordanian bilateral relations continue to improve. Trade between France and Jordan is conducted within the framework of the Association Agreement signed between Jordan and the European Union  in 1997. 

Currently most large French groups are already functioning  in Jordan such as multinational large companies  like Total, Lafarge, Saint Gobain, Suez Environment, Orange, Carrefour Airport Paris, Air France, Areva. 

As to commercial relations between France and Jordan, it is worth noting that French exports  to Jordan are considered modest (344 million euros in 2012 representing only  1.7% of market share), However,  France remains the third largest investor in the kingdom, behind Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. As to French imports from Jordan, they have steadily increased, with 13.3 million euros in 2012 an increase of 20.8%. 

Despite the economic and political tensions in the Middle East, the country was able to maintain and preserve a stable economy (even if it has been affected by the surrounding instability) with an economic growth of 2.7% in 2012. It is also a region with many ambitious projects which can be highlighted by the support of the French Development Agency (AFD) authorized to operate in Jordan since 2003, followed by the opening of their offices in Amman in 2006 . The presence of AFD in the kingdom meets two main objectives which are the sustainable management of the environment and water resources, and the improvement of living conditions of the population and supporting social cohesion.

 

The French Embassy and Consulate :

The French Embassy and Consulate are located in the heart of the Jordanian capital, at Jabal Amman.

Her Excellency Mrs. Caroline Dumas, the Ambassador of France to Jordan. She arrived on in January 2013.

The first Counselor is Mr.  Mostafa MIHRAJE  and the Economic & Commercial Counselor is Mr. Vincent Toussaint.

The Consulate is open to the public from Sunday till Thursday between 9 am and 1.45 pm, and upon appointment in the afternoons.

Contact: P.O.Box 53 48, Amman 111 83, Jordan 

Tel: 460 46 30 

Fax: 460 46 38

Web site: www.ambafrance-jo.org

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3, Abdul Muneim Rifai Street 
P.O Box 840152 
Amman 11180 JORDAN 

Tel. : 00 (962 6) 463 30 91       
Fax : 00 (962 6) 463 30 90

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