King of Jordan Abdullah II to arrive today for 3-day India visit

RSTV Bureau
File photo of King of Jordan Abdullah II. Photo - Wki/CC BY-SA 2.0

File photo of King of Jordan Abdullah II.
Photo – Wki/CC BY-SA 2.0

As an indicator of increasing profile of India in the Arab world, King Abdullah II of Jordan will be visiting Delhi on Tuesday. King Abdullah II will have a summit level meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday.

During his three-day visit in India, the head of the state of Jordan will also have meetings with Indian technical giants at IIT Delhi on Wednesday.

On Thursday, he will deliver a lecture on essence of Islam at Vigyan Bhawan where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also be present.

Defence, security and investment as well as resolution of Palestinian issue will be main focus of talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and King Abdullah II, it is learnt.

The visit of Jordanian king is considered to be of immensely strategic importance for India-Jordan ties. Both sides are expected to ink a number of agreements to expand cooperation in other several key sectors including health care, IT besides looking forward to firm up a framework pact for defence and security cooperation.

In their talks, Modi and the king are also likely to explore ways of deepening trade ties. Twenty textile industries from India have invested around USD 300 million in Jordan.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had recently met him in Amman, during a transit stay on his way to Palestine earlier this month.

More than one million refugees live in Jordon and India is also one of the contributors of refugee welfare there.

The Jordanian king, who will be accompanied by a high-level business delegation, will also call on President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday and he will host a banquet for the visiting leader.

(With inputs from Akhilesh Suman)