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Rashtrapati Bhavan : 09.03.2017

His Excellency Dr. Fayez Al-Tarawneh, Chief of Royal Court of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan called on President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan yesterday (March 8, 2017).

Welcoming Dr. Al-Tarawneh to India, the President said he had warm memories of his recent visit to Jordan, the first ever State Visit by a Head of State of India to Jordan. The President said India attaches great value to its ties with Jordan. India appreciates Jordan’s proactive role, under the leadership of King Abdullah on regional issues, especially towards resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and addressing the scourge of terrorism that has affected our regions and the world. The President said no country is safe from terrorism. Urgent collective action is needed to eradicate it.

The President said India lauds Jordan’s exceptional humanitarian assistance in hosting refugees from its war torn neighbourhood despite the tremendous strain on its socio-economic resources. He was happy that India could make a contribution to help mitigate the crisis.

The President said India-Jordan bilateral trade which was US $1.35 billion in 2015-16 is expected to touch new heights. India is happy that Jordan is interested in cooperation in security and defence cooperation, space, fertilizers etc.

This release issued at 1245 hrs.