King Abdullah II of Jordan receives ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan

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NEW DELHI: King Abdullah II of Jordan on Thursday received a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in Delhi. He was received by President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi upon his arrival. "I am on my second official visit to India and I am truly honoured to be here," King Abdullah said here.

 

He also paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in Delhi.

According to the report of NDTV,  Abdullah II will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi today at the Hyderabad house. Today is the last day of his three-day visit to India, which is aimed at taking bilateral relations to a "new high".

 King Abdullah arrived in India on Tuesday and was accorded a grand welcome with Prime Minister Narendra Modi receiving him at the airport. The King's visit comes nearly three weeks after PM Modi travelled to Jordan as part of his trip to West Asia, including Palestine.

This morning, he received a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, after which he visited the Raj Ghat, where he laid wreath at the Mahatma Gandhi memorial.

King Abdullah is also scheduled to deliver a special address on March 1, on 'Promoting Understanding and Moderation', organised by India Islamic Center.

Yesterday, External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj met with King Abdullah II of Jordan and discussed ways to strengthen bilateral ties.

King Abdullah, who arrived here on Tuesday for a three-day visit, along with a business delegation, was received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

During this visit, "the two sides will discuss the entire gamut of bilateral relations as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest", said MEA.

Apart from official talks by Prime Minister Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind will host a banquet in the King's honour on March 1.

In the evening King Abdullah will meet Vice-President and the President.

Source and Image Credits: ANI

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