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PM Modi and Jordan King agree to boost bilateral ties

Press Trust of India  |  Amman 

today met Jordan's here and said he had "wonderful" meeting that would further boost India-ties.

arrived here on the first leg of his tour of three West Asian countries, including Palestine.

"Had a wonderful meeting with His Majesty Abdullah II of Our discussions today will give great strength to India-bilateral relations," tweeted after meeting the

During the meeting, told the that he is looking forward to his visit to in February end.

The King, meanwhile, described the meeting as the beginning of a new chapter in the bilateral ties.

"The expressed sincere thanks for logistical support extended for smooth facilitation for his Palestine visit," Kumar tweeted.

Kumar also tweeted a picture of hugging the

"A warm hug between friends reflecting our relationship! PM @narendramodi had a very cordial meeting with His Majesty of immediately upon arrival in In a gracious and personal gesture, the invited to his residence for the meeting," he said.

On his arrival here, was received by Prime Minister

This is Modi's first visit to and also the first visit by an Indian in 30 years. and enjoy friendly ties since diplomatic relations were established in 1950, Raveesh Kumar, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson, said.

Tomorrow, will leave for Palestine where he is scheduled to hold discussions with Mahmoud Abbas and reaffirm India's support for the Palestinian people and the development of Palestine.

will be the first-ever to visit Palestine.

The will leave for the UAE later in the day for a two-day visit.

In the UAE, would hold meetings with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice and of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown of

He said he will also be addressing the 6th edition of the World Government Summit in Dubai, where is the guest country.

During the visit, said he will engage with leading UAE and Arab CEOs in on the vast economic opportunities in and what more can be done to bolster business collaboration.

On the last leg of his trip, would travel to from February 11-12.

will visit for the first time as and will hold talks with the Sultan of and other key leaders.

He would also interact with leading businesspersons of on developing stronger economic and business links with

More than nine million Indians work and live in the Gulf region, of which about one third live in the UAE alone. In Oman, they constitute the largest expatriate community.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 21:05 IST