King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein, the king and highest authority of Jordan, is on a three-day official visit to India starting on Wednesday. This will be his second visit to the country along with Queen Rania, after 2006.
King Abdullah II is said to hold talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the course of his first day about the entire gamut of bilateral relations as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest. The two sides are expected to exchange Memorandums of Understandings (MoUs) and agreements in various areas of bilateral relations.
President Ram Nath Kovind will be hosting a banquet in the honour of the Jordanian King, while Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will call on the visiting dignitary.
The Jordanian King will also participate in a CEO Round-table conference organised by the industrial bodies Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), and The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), followed by India-Jordan Business Forum.
The King is said to visit the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) on Wednesday to explore the institute’s collaboration with Jordan technical institutes.
On Thursday, he will deliver a special address on “Promoting Understanding and Moderation” organised by the India Islamic Centre at Vigyan Bhawan.
Here are the LIVE updates:
# Agreements exchanged between India & Jordan in the presence of PM Narendra Modi and King Abdullah II of Jordan
# King Abdullah reaches Hyderabad House, meets PM Modi
King Abdullah II of Jordan meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Delhi's Hyderabad House. pic.twitter.com/0ml9LI92wp— ANI (@ANI) March 1, 2018
# Too much of what is heard in news and what is seen about religion today is all about what separates people: King Abdullah II
# Today's global war against terror is a fight by moderates of all communities against extremists whose faith is hate and violence: King Abdullah II
# Jordanians, Christians and Muslims, have worked together to help neighbours near and far, says King Abdullah II
# It is faith that allows us to prosper and thrive bringing together all sorts of people: King Abdullah II
# Take fears seriously, but never distract us from the truth: That faith brings humanity together: King Abdullah II
# Around the world, suspicions are enflamed about what groups don't know about each other: King Abdullah II
#With different religions and ethnic groups, we work together: King Abdullah II
# King Abdullah II of Jordan addresses the gathering
# Difficult to describe in words your (Jordanian king) role in establishing Islam's identity
# Muslim youth have Quran in one hand and computer in the other
# Indian democracy is a celebration of our age-old plurality: PM Narendra Modi
# King Abdullah II also loves India: PM Modi
# India has shown the world a way towards peace: PM Modi
# Cultural diversity is our inheritance: PM Modi
# PM Modi addresses the gathering at Vigyan Bhawan
# PM Modi took to Twitter and announced about the round-table conference
Looking forward to meeting His Majesty King Abdullah II today. We will take part in a conference on ‘Islamic Heritage: Promoting Understanding and Moderation’ at 10:30 this morning in Delhi. After that, we shall be holding talks aimed at boosting India-Jordan relations.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 1, 2018
# The President accorded the King with full honours
# King Abdullah II says he is honoured to be in India
I am on my second official visit to India and I am truly honoured to be here: King Abdullah II of Jordan at Rashtrapati Bhawan in Delhi pic.twitter.com/3GZpU8Vqa9— ANI (@ANI) March 1, 2018
# Jordanian King pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat
King Abdullah II of Jordan paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in Delhi. pic.twitter.com/9Jz2hNxB2S— ANI (@ANI) March 1, 2018
# King Abdullah II receives ceremonial reception on behalf of President Ram Nath Kovind
King Abdullah II of Jordan receives ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in Delhi. pic.twitter.com/6HR0wZcea7— ANI (@ANI) March 1, 2018
# Jordan King Abdullah II is arrived by President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Rashtrapati Bhawan
Delhi: King Abdullah II of Jordan arrives at Rashtrapati Bhawan, received by President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. pic.twitter.com/g43n7pKIkA— ANI (@ANI) March 1, 2018