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President Pranab Mukherjee visit to Jordan

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President Pranab Mukherjee was on 2 days visit to Jordan on the invitation of King Abdullah-II Ibn Al Hussein.

  • In 65 years Shri Pranab Mukherjee was the first Indian President to visit Jordan after Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi visit in 1988.

President Pranab Mukherjee visit to Jordan

India, Jordon inked Six MoUs to enhance cooperation

MoUSigned BetweenAbout
On Maritime TransportIndia and Kingdom of JordanCooperation, Strengthening and development of relations in merchant shipping and transport
Training programmes for diplomatsForeign Service Institute and Jordan Institute of DiplomacyExchange of trainees, students, faculty members and experts
On IT and ElectronicsMinistry of Communications and Information Technology of India

Ministry of Information and Communications Technology of Kingdom of Jordan

Implementing Institutional and Capacity Building cooperation programme
Cultural Exchange Programme for 2015-17Govt of India and Kingdom of JordanExecutive Programme in the fields of Art & culture, Mass media etc.


Standardization and Conformity AssessmentBureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and the Jordan Standards and Metrology Organization (JSMO)Aim of exchanging necessary information and expertise between the Parties
Exchange of news through the InternetJordan News Agency (Petra) and Press Trust of India (PTI)Professional attraction and Accepting the right to use the said news for distribution to their subscribers

Apart from above

  • Both Nation heads inaugurated the world’s largest sulphuric acid plant in Eshidiya, Amman. It is a JV between IFFCO (Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Ltd) and JPMC (Jordanian Phosphate Mines Company) and has a cost of $860mn. IFFCO is having 52% stake.
  • To promote trade and economic cooperation India has extended a line of credit of $100mn to Jordan.

Jordan Capital – Amman
Jordan Currency – Jordanian Dinar
Jordan President – Prince Ali
Jordan PM – Abdullah Ensour