ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Jordan have agreed to bring greater focus on enhancing bilateral trade and investment relations, to make the bilateral trade currently at 75 million dollars commensurate with the excellent existing political ties.
The understanding came at a meeting between Prime Minster Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and King of Jordan Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein in Islamabad on Thursday.
The one on one meeting was followed by delegation level talks between the two sides which reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral relations and exchanged views on ways to further expand these relations in a variety of fields.
The two leaders reviewed regional situation, with particular focus on the Middle East in the aftermath of recognition of Jerusalem by Washington as the capital of Israel.
The Prime Minister expressed Pakistan’s unequivocal support for the just cause of Palestine and reiterated Pakistan’s rejection of the US decision.
Shahid Khaqan 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.
King Abdullah II thanked the Prime Minister for the warm welcome accorded to him and his delegation.
Earlier, on arrival at the PM office, a formal reception in honor of King Abdullah-II was held. On the occasion national anthems of both the countries were played. A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan armed forces presented guard of honor to the Jordanian King.
A formation of three JF-17 Thunder Aircraft presented salute to the royal guest.
Agreement between the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in the Field of Civil Protection and Civil Defence; Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Housing and Works of Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Ministry of Public Works and Housing of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
H.M. King Abdullah II thanked the Prime Minister for the warm welcome accorded to him and his delegation. The Prime Minister also hosted a banquet in honor 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. NNI