India lauds Jordan's exceptional humanitarian assistance: President Mukherjee

New Delhi [India], Mar. 9 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee has lauded Jordan's exceptional humanitarian assistance in hosting refugees from its war torn neighbourhood despite the tremendous strain on its socio-economic resources.

Chief of Royal Court of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Dr. Fayez Al-Tarawneh called on President Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan yesterday.

Welcoming Dr. Al-Tarawneh to India, the President said he had warm memories of his recent visit to Jordan, the first ever state visit by a Head of State of India to Jordan.

The President said India attaches great value to its ties with Jordan.

The President said India appreciates Jordan's proactive role under the leadership of King Abdullah on regional issues, especially towards resolving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and addressing the scourge of terrorism that has affected our regions and the world.

President Mukherjee also said India-Jordan bilateral trade which was US $1.35 billion in 2015-16 is expected to touch new heights.

He further said India is happy that Jordan is interested in cooperation in security and defence cooperation, space, fertilizers etc. (ANI)