Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein king of Jordan, accompanied by a business delegation, Is coming on a three-day visit to India on 27 February, the External Affairs Ministry announced yesterday.
This is not his first visit to India, after his visit along with Queen Rania in 2006.
According to an External Affairs Ministry announcement, “King Abdullah will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the course of which the two sides will discuss the entire gamut of bilateral relations as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest.”
Both countries are expected to sign a number of memorandums of understanding (MoU) and agreements in different areas of bilateral cooperation.
President Ram Nath Kovind is supposed to host a banquet in honour of King Abdullah. whereas Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will call on the visiting dignitary.
today, Abdullah II bin al-Hussein will also participate in a CEO Round-table followed by India-Jordan Business Forum combinely organised by Industry bodies Ficci, CII and Assocham.
On Wednesday, the King wishes to visit IIT Delhi to discover the possible collaboration with Jordan technical institutes.
India-Jordan trade reported at $1.35 billion in 2016-17, according to statistics provided by the External Affairs Ministry.