Jordan and Turkey maintain long ties that go back to the early 1990s. In 1994, Jordan and Turkey established the Turkish-Jordanian Business Council. The aim of the Council is to serve as a model for joint businesses between the two countries. The Council encourages both countries’ private sectors to reciprocate their trade and investments. In 2011, Jordan and Turkey have also signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) that removes tariff barriers and facilitates bilateral trade and investments.