PM Modi's Jordan visit, first in three decades by Indian PM: Gokhale

ANI | Updated: Feb 11, 2018 18:08 IST

PM Modi's Jordan visit, first in three decades by Indian PM: Gokhale .

Abu Dhabi [UAE], Feb 11 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Jordan is the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister in three decades, said Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale .

Gokhale further said this is first ever visit after former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's visit to the country in 1988 .

On February 9, Prime Minister Modi arrived in Jordan, which was his transit to Palestine . The Prime Minister's office expressed gratitude to King Abdullah II of Jordan for facilitating the transit .

On his arrival in Amman, Modi was received by Jordan Prime Minister Hani Al-Mulki .

"Jordan's King Abdullah II described it [the visit] as the beginning of the new chapter in our [India and Jordan] ties," Gokhale said, in a media briefing .

The Prime Minister has invited the King of Jordon to make a state visit to India in late February for three days .

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi is looking forward to the visit . During the visit we [India and Jordan] will discuss several issues and also how to take the bilateral relationship forward," the foreign secretary added .

India and Jordan enjoy friendly ties since diplomatic relations were established in 1950 . (ANI)

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