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Pakistan, Jordan agree to strengthen bilateral ties in diverse fields

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Jordan have agreed to strengthen bilateral relations in diverse fields including trade and agriculture.

This understanding reached during the inaugural session of Pakistan-Jordan Bilateral Political Consultations in Islamabad.

According to the official statement, the Inaugural session of Pakistan-Jordan Bilateral Political Consultations was held in Islamabad on Tuesday. Additional Secretary (Middle East & Africa) Mr. Tasawar Khan led the Pakistan delegation while the Jordanian side was headed by Ambassador Nayaf El-Zidan, Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

The entire spectrum of bilateral relations, including political, economic, defence and cultural cooperation were deliberated upon during the meeting. Both sides expressed satisfaction at the positive trajectory in the bilateral relations, and stressed the need to enhance interaction at the leadership level. Close cooperation between Pakistan and Jordan at various multilateral fora, including the UN and the OIC, was also noted with satisfaction.

Acknowledging the deepening economic ties, bilateral trade, agriculture, promotion of investment and regular exchange of visits by business delegations were identified as potential areas to enhance bilateral cooperation further. It was also agreed to hold the 10th meeting of the Pakistan-Jordan Joint Ministerial Commission in the second quarter of 2017, and the inaugural session of Pakistan-Jordan Business Council at a mutually convenient date.

The additional secretary gave an overview of achievements of Pakistan in improving security situation in the country and the measures taken for the implementation of the National Action Plan.

The Jordanian side appreciated Pakistan’s successes in Operation Zarb-e-Azb to root out the menace of terrorism.

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