Omar Razzaz, the Prime Minister of Jordan, noted that his country has managed to maintain political and social stability over the course of successive crises in the Middle East but acknowledged that living standards and the economy suffered.
Jordan is on a mission to rejuvenate trade with its neighbour, Iraq, as regional competitors scramble for footholds in the country. However, Jordanian officials have voiced their concerns about competitiveness within the export sector.
Visitor numbers to Jordan dropped after the Arab Spring uprisings convulsed the Middle East in 2011 and Daesh later rampaged across neighboring Syria and Iraq. Now Jordan is trying to reverse that setback in its tourism industry.