Filner rubs elbows with Arab royalty

Filner rubs elbows with Arab royalty

fox5sandiego.com

[trib_ndn vid=24808045]SAN DIEGO — In an effort to bring more jobs to America’s Finest City, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is looking to the Middle East.

Mayor Filner had a long lunch Wednesday with Prince Mired Zeid Raad Al-Hussein of Jordan.

Screen Shot 2013-05-08 at 9.46.21 PMAlso in the meeting were Qualcomm executives, healthcare CEO’s and businessmen and women who are looking to see what the Arab nation has to offer.

“Keep in mind Mexico is our biggest international business partner, but we have to expand around the world,” said Filner, who adds he happens to know the King and Queen of Jordan and has even visited the Middle Eastern country.

Filner said fostering a relationship between America’s Finest and the capital of Jordan, Amman, could be a win for San Diegans.

“Investments in Jordan and reverse that will create jobs in transportation, in the healthcare industry and in the capital markets,” the mayor said.

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