Jordanian king agrees to enhance bilateral trade

Staff Report
Friday - February 9, 2018
ISLAMABAD: Jordanian king Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein met with prime minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, in the federal capital on Thursday, both agreed to bring greater focus on enhancing bilateral trade and investments, where bilateral trade currently stands at $75 million.

According to an official statement, both sides signed agreements and memorandums of understandings (MoUs) including agreement between the Islamic republic of Pakistan and Hashemite kingdom of Jordan in the field of civil protection and civil defence, MoU 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.

Jordanian king and Abbasi reviewed the regional situation, with particular focus on the Middle East, in the aftermath of recognition of Jerusalem by Washington as the capital of Israel.

Abbasi expressed Pakistan’s unequivocal support for the ‘just’ cause of Palestine and reiterated “Pakistan’s rejection of the United States (US) decision”.

Abbasi briefed Jordanian king on “current situation” along the line of control (LoC), Pakistan’s counter-terrorism efforts and its commitment towards regional peace and stability.