India-Jordan sign 12 agreements

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi with the King of Jordan His Majesty Abdullah II Bin Al-Hussein witnessing the exchange of MoUs, at Hyderabad House, in New Delhi on March 01, 2018.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Jordan’s King, Abdullah II on Thursday held bilateral talks at Hyderabad House in New Delhi.

The whole gamut of relations between the two nations were discussed with a special focus on strategic, economic and cultural ties.

After the talks, India and Jordan inked 12 Agreements and MoUs.

These include agreement on Defence Co-operation, Visa waiver of Diplomatic & Official Passport holders, Cultural Exchange Programme, Manpower Co-operation agreement, Co-operation in field of Health and Medicine.

Setting up of Next Generation Centre of Excellence. MoU for long term supply of Rock Phosphate and Fertilizer/NPK, Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement.

Twining Agreement between Agra and Petra, Cooperation between IIMC and Jordan Media Institute.

Prasar Bharati and Jordan Television. MoU between University of Jordan and ICCR for setting up of Hindi Chair.

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Jordanian King, King Abdullah II attended a conference on ‘Islamic Heritage: Promoting Understanding & Moderation’.

Representatives from Islamic institutions of all denominations from across the country attended the event.

The event also witnessed the release of the Urdu translation of a book titled ‘A Thinking Person’s Guide to Islam’.

The book was authored by Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad bin Talal, a cousin of the King. The King is known for his global initiative to fight radicalisation and terrorism.