Pakistan, Jordan to boost cooperation in trade, education

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ISLAMABAD, Feb 9 (APP):President Mamnoon Hussain and King Abdullah II of Jordan while agreeing to enhance cooperation in the fields of trade, education and culture said Pakistan and Jordan can benefit from the experiences of each other in various fields.

King Abdullah II of Jordan, who was here on a two-day visit, was accompanied by Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Lt. General Mahmoud A. Freihat and other senior officials, while Minister for Defence Engr. Khurram Dastgir Khan, Foreign Secretary and other senior officials assisted the President, during their meeting here at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.

President Mamnoon Hussain said Pakistan greatly values Jordan’s bold stance on the declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel by the United States of America. King Abdullah II of Jordan appreciated Pakistan’s stance regarding the resolution of challenges faced by Muslim Ummah. President Mamnoon Hussain and underscored that the resolution of long standing issues of Kashmir and Palestine were imperative for international peace and security.

The President said Pakistan and Jordan were connected through deep political, cultural and historical links. He said the bilateral trade was not reflective of their excellent brotherly relations and proposed a regular exchange of trade delegation between Pakistan and Jordan.

Agreeing with the proposal of the President, King Abdullah II said increase in bilateral trade was necessary for further strengthening the economies of the both countries and said it would be taken up at the meeting of Joint Ministerial Commission in March.