Jordan King Abdullah on three-day India visit; seeks tech, business tie-up

Jordan King Abdullah on three-day India visit; seeks tech, business tie-up

Last month, Jordan facilitated Modi's transit to Palestine in what was the first ever Indian prime ministerial visit to the West Asian nation. "The message of peace and love has spread from India to other countries".

The issue of Palestine also came up for discussion and the Jordanian King told Modi that India has an global role and he felt that its role in the region was very significant. He stressed that India's plurality and rich diversity gives it strength to fight terrorism and extremism.

However, in an apparent reference to the influx of Syrian refugees in Jordan, King Abdullah II said the country is faced with several challenges owing to the instability given to it by the world, and is having to deal with hard people.

Prince Ghazi is also the Advisor for Religious and Cultural Affairs in Jordan and is known for his scholarship on Islamic matters.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi with the King of Jordan His Majesty Abdullah II Bin Al-Hussein witnessing the exchange of MoUs, at Hyderabad House, in New Delhi on March 01, 2018.

It approved signing a MoU with Jordan on cooperation and mutual administrative assistance in customs matters.

"The fact that the king came to India and delivered this address is very significant given that he is the direct descendent of the Prophet (Mohammed)".

Another pact provided for establishment of a "next generation Centre of Excellence (COE) in Jordan" to "set up next generation Centre of Excellence (COE) in Jordan for training of minimum 3000 Jordanian IT professionals over a period of 5 years, and setting up of resource centre in India for Training of Master trainers in IT field from Jordan".

He lauded Jordan's efforts in tackling radicalisation and terrorism and committed India's cooperation in this regard.

Those who perpetrate crimes against humanity, the prime minister added, do not realise that they undermine the religion in whose name they claim to stand for.

Prime Minister Modi also shared similar sentiment and said fight against radicalism and terror is actually directed against the distorted "mindset" and not against any religion.

The King's honest attempts result in positive fraternal relations between Islamic clerics around the world and lead to solutions to numerous issues facing the community today, Sheikh Ahmed said, according to the statement. "It is against that mentality that misleads our youth and prepares them to persecute innocents".

King Abdullah also said that scholars in India had stuck to pluralistic traditions from the ancient times.

The Jordanian King arrived here on a three-day visit which is aimed at taking bilateral relations to a "new high".

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