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Italian news agency promoting Aqaba around the world

AMMAN — The Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) on Monday said it has partnered with the Italian news agency Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata (ANSA) to promote the Kingdom's sole port city to investors around the world.

The cooperation with ANSA paved the way to promote Aqaba in international markets during 2013, ASEZA Chief Commissioner Kamel Mahadin told The Jordan Times.

The agency published over 100 news items and special reports about Aqaba in Italian, Spanish, English, Arabic, Portuguese and German.

“Aqaba seeks to become a world class business hub and leisure destination,” Mahadin said.

Understanding the need to promote Aqaba and Jordan internationally, both as a business and a tourist destination, and appreciating the role of the private sector in this effort are a must to ensure sustainable initiatives, he added.

“The local, regional and international media are indeed key players in the success of Aqaba and the achievement of its vision," Mahadin said.

"It is this deep belief that we share with the private sector in Aqaba that made this important cooperation with ANSA possible in addition to other major media and promotion initiatives launched in the past year.”