JERUSALEM (Dec. 28)
Minister of Industry and Trade Ariel Sharon has urged Jordan to open its borders to Israeli tourists, and in turn offered that Israel open its borders to Jordanian tourists.
Sharon — a chief advocate for turning Jordan into a Palestinian state — made the offer Wednesday in a meeting with an economic delegation from Egypt.
He used the parley with the Egyptians to propose a joint industrial and agricultural program between the two countries, in preparation for the full economic integration of the European Community in 1992.
Sharon, talking to the economic delegation from Cairo, did not conceal his disappointment over the low level of commerce that exists between Israel and Egypt, despite the peace treaty between them.