India and Jordan have 12 agreements covering areas as diverse as defence, mass media, health, culture and tourism. These agreements were signed after the highlevel talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Jordanian King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein in New Delhi. Jordanian King was on three days visit to India. It was his only second to India, that too after more than a decade.
India and Jordan on Thursday night decided to update their romantic relationship by putting your signature on 12 contracts and MoUs to promote engagements in the areas of defence, counter-terrorism, army studies, cyber security, culture, medical services and tranquility keeping. One MoU was inked between Prasar Bharati and Jordan Media also.
On Thursday earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Jordan King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein held discussions on a variety of issues at the Hyderabad House. Both edges recognized that terrorism is a ‘great concern’ and vowed to cooperate on combating it.
“Terrorism is a matter of great concern for Jordan and India. The Jordanian side has an entire great deal of experience in this matter, and both nationwide countries are solved to cooperate upon this concern,” Secretary (Economic Relationships) in the Ministry of Exterior Affairs TS Tirumurti said. Both sides also signed MoUs for mining and beneficiation of Rock Phosphate and Muriate of Phosphate (MOP) and other important recycleables.
MOU’s signed by India-Jordan To strengthen Relations
An MoU have been signed in the region of defence cooperation to market cooperation by defining the range of such cooperation and implementing it in areas like training, defence industry, counter-terrorism, military studies, cyber security, armed service medical services, peace-keeping etc.
The two countries also inked an MoU for setting up Centre of Excellence (COE) in Jordan. The reason is to create a next era COE in Jordan for training at the least 3,000 Jordanian IT professionals over an interval of 5 years as well as establishing of resource centre in India for training of get better at trainers from Jordan.
Another MoU was authorized on Rock and roll Phosphate and Fertilizer with setting up production service in Jordan with a long-term agreement for 100 % off-take to India.
Both leaders talked about a gamut of issues which range from Syrian refugees to Palestine and resolved to improve cooperation in the financial sphere, T S Tirumurti, secretary (economic relations) in the external affairs ministry, told reporters.
After comprehensive talks between their leaders, both sides signed 12 agreements in an array of areas including defence, medicine and health, establishing of another generation Centre of Excellence (COE) in Jordan, long-term way to obtain rock phosphate and fertiliser and setting up of establishing of the Hindi Seat at the Jordan University.
Signed Agreements are
MoU on Defence Cooperation, Cultural Exchange Programme (CEP), Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement, MoU between Prasar Bharati and Jordan TV, Twining Agreement between Agra and Petra (Jordan), Visa waiver for diplomatic and official passport holders, MoU for long term supply of Rock Phosphate and Fertilizer/NPK, MoU for setting up of the next generation Centre of Excellence (COE) in Jordan, MoU for cooperation in the field of Health and Medicine between India and Jordan, MoU between University of Jordan (UJ) and ICCR regarding setting up of a Hindi Chair at the University, Cooperation between Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) and Jordan Media Institute (JMI).
India – Jordan Relations
India is Jordan’s 4th largest trade partner after Iraq, Saudi China and Arabia. Trade between Jordan and India is governed with a 1976 bilateral contract. Bilateral trade between your two countries totaled US$2.228 billion in 2014-15, that was $12 million more than the prior fiscal. India exported $1.431 billion worth of goods to Jordan, and brought in $857 million. Because the 2012-13 fiscal, the total amount of trade has been around favour of India. The primary commodities exported by India to Jordan are electric machinery, cereals, frozen meat, inorganic and organic chemicals, animal fodders, engineering and motor vehicle parts
Trade is likely to reach $5 billion by 2025.As ofJanuary 2016, over 10,000 Indians have a home in Jordan. They are employed in textile primarily, construction, production, fertilizer companies, healthcare sector, colleges, IT, finance and multilateral organizations.