King Abdullah II held talks in New Delhi on Thursday with Indian President Ram Nath Kovind that focused on Jordanian-Indian ties and means to further boost them.

During the talks held at the presidential palace in the presence of a number of senior officials from both countries, His Majesty affirmed Jordan’s keenness to expand cooperation with India, especially in the economic, trade, defense, investment and parliamentary fields, pointing out the importance of exchanging visits between the public and private sectors in both countries.

The talks also dealt with regional and international issues, especially the peace process, efforts to find political solutions to regional crises as well as regional and international efforts to combat terrorism within a holistic strategy.

For his part, the Indian president expressed his country’s keenness to maintain coordination and consultation with Jordan and enhance cooperation with the Kingdom in various fields.

He also praised the implications of His Majesty’s speech at the Islamic Heritage: Enhancing harmony and coexistence” conference , and expressed appreciation for His Majesty’s continued efforts to achieve security and peace in the Middle East.

The meeting was attended by the Royal Court chief, the foreign minister, the King’s advisor, the director of the King’s Office, the minister of information and communications technology, the minister of public sector development, the minister of industry, trade and supply, state minister for investment affairs and Jordan’s ambassador to Indian.

The Indian President held a dinner banquet in honor of the King and the accompanying delegation.

The King also met with Indian Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu and reviewed relations between the two countries and means of strengthening them in various fields.

The meeting also dealt with current regional and international developments, efforts to find political solutions to the crises in the Middle East, as well as efforts to fight terrorism.

Earlier, an official welcoming ceremony was held for the King upon his arrival at the presidential palace in New Delhi where he was received by the Indian president Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

A military band played the national anthem before the King reviewed a guard of honour.

King Abdullah also visited Mahatma Gandhi Memorial where he laid a wreath and signed the visitors’ book.

Source: NAM News Network