King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein calls on PM Abbasi at Islamabad


ISLAMABAD: King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein met with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi at the Prime Minister’s House here on Thursday.

The two parties held delegation-level talks during which they reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral relations and exchanged views on ways to further expand these relations in a variety of fields. They agreed to bring a greater focus on enhancing bilateral trade and investment relations to make the bilateral trade, currently at USD 75 million, commensurate with the political ties existing between Pakistan and Jordan.

The two leaders also reviewed the regional situation, with a particular focus on the Middle East in the aftermath of recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital by Washington. The PM expressed Pakistan’s unequivocal support for the cause of Palestine and reiterated Pakistan’s rejection of the decision.

Abbasi also briefed the visiting dignitary on the current situation along the LoC, Pakistan’s counter-terrorism efforts and its commitment towards regional peace and stability.

The following Agreement/MoU was also signed:

–  Agreement between the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in the Field of Civil Protection and Civil Defence.

–  Memorandum of Understanding between the Housing and Works Ministry of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Public Works and Housing Ministry of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

King Abdullah II thanked Abbasi for the warm welcome accorded to him and his delegation. The premier also hosted a banquet in honour of H.M. King Abdullah II and his delegation.

King Abdullah II is visiting Pakistan after 11 years. His visit is a reflection of the close brotherly relations existing between Pakistan and Jordan.


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