Jordan: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday strengthens India’s relationship with Jordan, and thanked the King Abdullah II for his “great humanitarian” policies as well as the help the Kingdom offered to India.
Addressing a gathering of the Indian community in Jordan here, the President said Indians have always been welcomed and made comfortable in the Kingdom.
Earlier in the day, Mr. Mukherjee met King Abdullah at his palace and held bilateral talks. “I had a very good productive discussion with the King,” said the President at the event. Mr. Mukherjee emphasised the importance of trade and cooperation between India and Jordan. Bilateral trade now stands at $2 billion. Unlike other major West Asian countries, most of India’s trade with Jordan is made up by non-oil products.
The President urged Indian investors to consider the avenues of opportunity provided by Jordan. Indian companies can look into pharmaceuticals and information technology, among other areas. Earlier in the day, India’s Ambassador to Amman Anil Trigunayat told the accompanying media delegation that more and more Indian companies are now showing interest in setting up business in Jordan.
“I appreciate His Majesty’s great humanitarian assistance for the Syrian refugees,” Mr. Mukherjee said. Jordan has accepted nearly 1.4 million Syrian refugees. The President emphasised the importance of harmonious co-existence of different communities, and thanked the King for his “tireless efforts to inculcate tolerance” among the people.