New Delhi Jordanian King Abdullah on Wednesday attended the Jordanian-Indian Business Forum, which was convened in New Delhi, with the participation of more than 300 businessmen and women, investors and corporate representatives from both countries.
The forum will discuss ways for enhancing cooperation between Jordan and India in a number of areas, especially investment, trade, industry, education, health, agriculture, mining, telecommunications, information technology, tourism, and energy.
The Forum, which is held under the theme of "Promoting Investment, Trade, and Partnerships between Jordan and India," is organized by the Jordan Chamber of Commerce and the Jordan Investment Commission in cooperation with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
Jordanian King delivered a speech at the forum, in which he said Jordan is keen to expand economic cooperation and increase trade exchange with India.
In his speech, the King said he was delighted to be back in India, adding: "I see the synergies between our two nations being so important as well as the opportunities that both countries offer to each other." "On behalf of not only the Jordanian delegation but our colleagues from the public and the private sector from Jordan, some young students from our country that have joined us on this trip, we are truly delighted to be here, and the very warmth and hospitable welcome that has been given to us since our arrival," King Abdullah said.
King Abdullah thanked the Federation of India's Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Confederation of Indian Industry, the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India, and the government of India for making this trip so successful.
He indicated that Jordan is situated with the opportunity for not only the free trade agreements for North America, but Europe, the Middle East, and the new development of an opening relationship with East Africa.
The King told the meeting that Jordan is developing very much, not only in agri-business but also in ICT sectors, saying: "I see a lot of opportunities for Jordanian companies to come here and work with their brothers and sisters in this country." The King voiced the hope that the opportunities for Indian men and women to come to Jordan have been facilitated.
"We have many challenges ahead of us, and it is more important that people of different cultures and different backgrounds energize each other and come closer together, and I believe that our two-day visit here in India will be the new start of a relationship between our two countries," King Abdullah said.
Source: International Islamic News Agency