Jordan King Abdullah II Signs 12 Agreements With India. Here’s The List…

The King of Jordan His Majesty Abdullah II Bin Al-Hussein signing the visitors’ book, at Hyderabad House, in New Delhi on March 01, 2018. The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi is also seen.
Jordan King Abdullah II Bin Al-Hussein who is on a three-day state visit to India has signed a number of  Agreements and MoUs that could take bilateral relations to a new high. Here is a list of the 12 signed between India and Jordan …


S. No. Name of MoUs/Agreements


1. MoU on Defence Cooperation Purpose of the MoU is to promote cooperation between India and Jordan in the field of Defence by defining the scope of such cooperation and making provisions for implementation of the cooperation in some of the recognized areas like training; defence industry; counter-terrorism; military studies; cybersecurity; military medical services, peace-keeping etc.
2. Visa waiver for diplomatic and official passport holders This Agreement provides for permitting the diplomats and Official passport holders of India and Jordan to enter into, exit and transit through the territory of each other without the requirement of a visa.
3. Cultural Exchange Programme (CEP) This programme for the period 2018-2022 provides for exchanges between India and Jordan in the areas of music and dance; theatre; exhibition, seminars and conference; archaeology; archives, library, museum, literature, research and documentation; Science museums; festivals; mass media, and; youth programs.
4. Manpower Cooperation Agreement This MoU provides for cooperation between India and Jordan with a view to promoting best practices in the administration of the cycle of contract employment of the Indian nationals in Jordan.
5. MoU for cooperation in the field of Health and Medicine between India and Jordan The objective of this MoU is to establish and encourage cooperation in the fields of health, medical science, medical education and research on the basis of equality and mutual benefits in accordance with respective legislations and regulations of India and Jordan. The various recognized areas of mutual cooperation include Universal Health Coverage (UHC); Services and IT in Health; Health Research; National Health Statistics; Diagnosis, Treatment, and Medication of TB, and; Regulation of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices etc.
6. MoU for setting up of the next generation Centre of Excellence (COE) in Jordan Purpose is to set up next-generation Centre of Excellence (COE) in Jordan for training of minimum 3000 Jordanian IT professionals over a period of 5 years, and setting up of resource centre in India for Training of Master trainers in IT field from Jordan.
7. MoU for long term supply of Rock Phosphate and Fertilizer/NPK The purpose of the MoU is mining and beneficiation of rock phosphate and setting up of production facility in Jordan for Phosphoric acid/DAP/NPK fertilizers, with a long term agreement for 100% off-take to India. Such anMoU ensures long term and sustained supply of rock phosphates to India.
8. Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement This Agreement provides for mutual assistance between India and Jordan to ensure proper application of the customs legislations in the two countries to prevent custom offences and for smooth exchange of accurate information regarding custom duties, taxes, fees and other charges levied by custom administration.
9. Twining Agreement between Agra and Petra (Jordan) By this Agreement, the two municipalities of Agra and Petra pronounced to work jointly for promotion of social relations by identifying the activities for mutual cooperation in tourism, culture, sports and economic sectors.
10. Cooperation between Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) and Jordan Media Institute (JMI) The purpose of this MoU is development of joint projects between the two institutes; joint organization of academic and scientific activities, and; exchange of staff, students and materials of common interest.
11. MoU between PrasarBharati and Jordan TV This MoU provides for cooperation between PrasarBharati and Jordan Radio and TV Corporation to cooperate in the fields of exchange and co-production of programs, training of personnel and further coordination.
12. MoU between University of Jordan (UJ) and ICCR regarding setting up of a Hindi Chair at the University This MoU lays down the basis and other conditions for cooperation between ICCR and UJ in establishment and functioning of the ICCR Chair for Hindi language in UJ.


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