King attends Jordanian-Indian Business Forum in New Delhi

Posted March 04, 2018

He stressed that Indian democracy is celebrations of our age-old plurality.

The King of Jordan and Indian PM have met to discuss and strengthen India-Jordan Relations.

Earlier, King Abdullah II of Jordan received a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Sheikh Abubacker Ahmed, the general secretary of All India Sunni Scholars Association and an active member of The Royal Aal al Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, said that the King has made "enormous intellectual and pioneering contributions to promote the principles of moderation and cooperation of diverse communities", a statement from All India Sunni Scholars Association said.

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 the respective legislations and regulations of India and Jordan.

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However, in an apparent reference to the influx of Syrian refugees in Jordan, King Abdullah II said the country is faced with several challenges owing to the instability given to it by the world, and is having to deal with hard people.

The conference was attended by eminent Muslim intellectuals and envoys of some Islamic countries, including Pakistan High Commissioner Sohail Mahmood.

PM Modi, on the other hand, not only prided himself on India's syncretism but appeared to reach out to India's Muslim population with his sugar-coated words and cherry-picked examples to show the contribution of India to Islam as the "cradle".

A third pact on setting up a fertilizer production facility in Jordan "with a long-term agreement for 100% offtake to India" was also signed.

"There is keenness on both sides to take this cooperation further and we are in the process of exploring avenues for enhancing our cooperation", he daid.

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Modi praised King Abdullah for his sustained efforts at fighting radicalisation and emphasised that those indulging in extremist acts cause more harm to the very religion they claim to represent.

King Abdullah's first visit to India in more than a decade came hard on the heels of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stopover in Amman on his way to Palestine.

"Today's global war against terror is not a fight between different religions or people". His speech was also seen as showcasing India's ability to fight extremism to the global community, as well as a domestic political message.

King Abdullah, accompanied by a large business delegation and officials, is in India on a three-day official visit.

"The campaign against terrorism, extremism and radicalisation is not a campaign aimed at any particular faith. It is against that mentality that misleads our youth and prepares them to persecute innocents". "We take pride here in our incredible diversity", said the PM.

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A weak area of low pressure will slide through the region overnight likely bringing widespread rain for us until sunrise Monday . The rain will start around 6:00pm but the heavy rain and possible thunderstorms won't happen until later in the evening.