Jordan's King Abdullah II gets ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Jordan King Abdullah II's India visit is aimed at taking bilateral relations to a "new high". Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 01, 2018, 04.01 AM (IST)

King Abdullah was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan where he inspected a guard of honour and met Indian officials.

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Jordan's King Abdullah II will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Hyderabad House. 

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King is scheduled to hold bilateral talks with PM Narendra Modi later in the day.

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Earlier on Tuesday, PM Modi tweeted about the bilateral talks on his twitter handle.

“Welcomed His Majesty King Abdullah II to Delhi. It’s wonderful to meet him again, after my brief halt at Amman earlier this month. His visit to India will further deepen bilateral ties between our nations. I look forward to our talks on Thursday,” PM Modi tweeted.

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King Abdullah, accompanied by a large business delegation and officials, is in India on a three-day official visit. 

On Wednesday, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met King Abdullah, who then visited IIT-Delhi to explore possible tie-ups with technical institutes in Jordan. He also took part in an in a CEO roundtable followed by the India-Jordan Business Forum meeting. In his address to the forum organised by FICCI, King Abdullah asserted that there were “lots of opportunities for Indian companies to come and work in Jordan”.