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Middle East

Jordan / จอร์แดน

ราชอาณาจักรฮัชไมต์จอร์แดน
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

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General Profile

Jordan / จอร์แดน
  • The moderate Muslim country with high political stability and significant roles in the Middle East peace process
  • Close relationship with the United States of America, including the American aid to Jordan
  • Limited natural resources and no oil
  • Qualifying Industrial Zone (QIZ) Agreement and the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the US, including economic partnership with the European Union (EU)
  • Potential to be the economic gateway to Iraq and Syria
General information

     Area                            89,206 square kilometers (5.7 times smaller than Thailand)
     Capital                        Amman
     Population                  6.6 million people (2011) (half as Palestinians)
     Languages                  Arabic, English
     Religions                    Muslim (Sunni) 92%, Christian 6%, Muslim (Shia) and other 2%
     King                            H.M. King Abdullah II Bin Al-Hussein
     Prime Minister            H.E. Mr. Samir Rafai (including Defense Minister)
     Foreign Minister         H.E. Mr. Nasser Judeh
     Independence Day     May 25
    Thai-Jordanian Diplomatic Relation Foundation Day      November 10, 1966

Economic information (2011)

     GDP $28.4 billion (Thailand: $355.4 billion)
     GDP per Capita         $4,514 (Thailand: $5,257.9)
     Real GDP Growth      2.6% (Thailand: 1.5%)
     Exchange rate           Jordanian dinars (JOD) (1 JOD = 43.35 THB) (Febuary 20, 11)
     Reserves                   $13.16 billion (Thailand: $175.1 billion)
     Inflation rate 4.8% (Thailand: 3.8%)
     Natural resources     phosphates, potash
     Industries Clothing, phosphate mining, fertilizers, pharmaceuticals,
                                       petroleum refining, cement, potash, Chemical products, tourism
     Imports - commodities      Crude oil, textile material, machinery, transport equipment
     Imports - partners             Saudi Arabia, China, the United States of America
     Exports - commodities      Clothing, pharmaceuticals, potash, phosphates
     Exports - partners             The United States of America, Iraq, India, Saudi Arabia

Statistics of Thailand-Jordan (2011)

     Trade value of Thailand-Jordan     $134.88 million (increasing 53.40% from 2010)
                                                             (Thailand: export value $174.79 million, import value
                                                             $31.91 million, overbalance value $142.88 million
     Export products of Thailand           Cars and parts, freezers, process seafood, sugar,
                                                             wood and rubber products
     Import products from Jordan
         Fertilizers, chemical products, metal ore, machinery
                                                             and electrical appliance, clothing
     Tourism  About 2,589 Thai people to Jordan in 2008 (increasing 31% from 2007),
                    about 17,155 Jordanian people to Thailand in 2011
     Thai people in Jordan       341 people as labors in service sector such as hotels,
                                               goldsmiths and Royal Jordanian Airlines cabin crew,
                                               191 people as businessmen and their families and
                                               50 people as students
     Visa  Need to apply for visa (both sides)
     Office of Thailand in Jordan  The Royal Thai Embassy in Amman
     Office of Jordan accredited to Thailand    The Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in New Delhi, 
the Republic of India/ The Honorary Consulate in Bangkok 

Middle East Division, December 2013

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Agreements and Cooperation

  • AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE HASHEMITE KINGDOM OF JORDAN FOR THE PROMOTION AND PROTECTION OF INVESTMENTS
    Date Signed 15 December 2005
  • FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT ON ECONOMIC AND TECHNICAL COOPERATION BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE HASHEMITE KINGDOM OF JORDAN
    Date Signed 30 July 2004
  • AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE HASHEMITE KINGDOM OF JORDAN FOR AIR SERVICES BETWEEN AND BEYOND THEIR RESPECTIVE TERRITORIES
    Date Signed 1 August 1975