President hosted the King of Jordan at Rashtrapati Bhavan

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King Abdullah II Bin Al Hussein, the King of Jordan, was received by the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan yesterday (March 1, 2018). A banquet was also hosted by the President in the honour of his Majesty King.

The President gave a warm welcome to the King and was delighted to receive him in India. Praising his efforts, the President said that Jordan has remained stable and peaceful in a troubled region. This had been made possible only because of the ingenious and inspiring leadership of King Abdullah II. He has taken an appreciable lead in tackling radicalisation through Aqaba process. The President discussed the innate need of working together in order to defeat the terrorism which is challenging us daily.

President hosted the King of Jordan at Rashtrapati Bhavan

The President also said that India considers great importance to its relations with the country. The ties between India and Jordan are much warm and friendly thus proving to be beneficial for both the countries. He was delighted to state that the phosphate related joint ventures of the two countries are doing great. A huge number of Indian textile industries have invested in Jordan and the support received from their Government is commendable. Emphasizing upon enhancing the trade and investment between India and Jordan, the President said that there is much scope in the fields of IT, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals and tourism.

King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein, the King of Jordan

King Abdullah II has been the King of Jordan since the time when his father died in 1999. His ancestors have been ruling over Jordan since 1921 and he is the 41st generation of the rulers of his family. Born in Amman on 30 January 1962, he was named as the crown prince, shortly after his birth.

President hosted the King of Jordan at Rashtrapati Bhavan

While giving his banquet speech, President Ram Nath Kovind said that Jordan has been an oasis of stability in the region of the Middle East playing an important role in the region. He said that it is praiseworthy to note the way how they have provided hope and shelter to a large number of refugees. India is pleased to offer a helping hand to them in rendering humanitarian assistance to the refugees being a close friend and partner to the country. The President also conveyed the deepest appreciation of India to Jordan for assisting the Indian Citizens in the region.

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