Jordanian King arrives in India, PM Modi receives him

ANI | Updated: Feb 27, 2018 21:51 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb 27 (ANI): King Abdullah II of Jordan, who is on a three-day visit to India, arrived here on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the visiting dignitary at the airport in Delhi.

The King is accompanied by a business delegation.

According to Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), during this visit, "the two sides will discuss the entire gamut of bilateral relations as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest."

Apart from official talks by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind will host a banquet in the King's honour on March 1.

Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will call on the visiting dignitary.

The MEA further stated that on February 28, King Abdullah will visit IIT Delhi to explore collaboration with Jordan technical institutes.

"During the day, the King will also participate in a CEO Round-table followed by India-Jordan Business Forum jointly organized by FICCI, CII and ASSOCHAM."

King Abdullah is also scheduled to deliver a special address on March 1, on 'Promoting Understanding and Moderation', organised by India Islamic Center.

During the visit, the two sides are expected to sign MoUs/Agreements in diverse areas of bilateral cooperation.(ANI)