Jordan signs six cooperation deals with India

The agreements were signed in the presence of Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour and Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, covering cooperation in the maritime transportation sector and a memorandum between the Jordan Institute of Diplomacy and the Indian Foreign Service Institute.

Another deal was signed between the Jordan News Agency, Petra, and the Press Trust of India, in addition to signing the executive programme for cultural exchange between the Jordanian and Indian governments.

Also, an MoU was signed between the ICT Ministry and its Indian counterpart to cooperate in ICT and electronics fields, and another between the Jordan Standards and Metrology Organisation and its Indian peer to cooperate in assessment techniques. 

Ensour and Mukherjee discussed bilateral ties and regional issues of mutual interest, Petra reported.

Ensour said that Jordan encourages establishing joint projects in the fields of manufacturing and marketing pharmaceuticals, renewable energy and ICT, in addition to the garment industry, noting that  such ventures are entitled to benefit from Jordan’s free trade agreements with the US, Europe and Arab countries.

Mukherjee stressed the importance of moving forward in enhancing bilateral economic and trade ties, calling on Jordanian businesspeople and the private sector to invest in India, which will be spending a trillion dollars on its infrastructure projects. 

In a related development, India’s Ambassador to Jordan Anil Trigunayat told The Jordan Times that India has extended a line of credit of $100 million to the Kingdom for promoting trade and economic cooperation.