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PM Modi breaks protocol, receives Jordan’s King Abdullah at Delhi airport 

India considers Jordan an “oasis of stability and harmony” in conflict-ridden West Asia and New Delhi would like to deepen bilateral ties with the country during the king’s visit, sources said.

PM Modi breaks protocol, receives Jordan's King Abdullah at Delhi airport 
Both sides will look to expand ties in a range of key areas including defence and security. (Source: MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar/Twitter)

Deviating from protocol, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday received King Abdullah of Jordan at Delhi airport who is on a three-day visit to New Delhi. Both sides will look to expand ties in a range of key areas including defence and security.

King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein, a 41st generation direct descendant of Prophet Muhammad, is known for his global initiative to fight radicalisation and terrorism. He is also the custodian of the Al-Aqsa mosque, among the holiest Islamic sites, located in the Old City of Jerusalem.

A special address on Islamic heritage and promoting moderation will be a major highlight of the Jordanian king’s visit.

India considers Jordan an “oasis of stability and harmony” in conflict-ridden West Asia and New Delhi would like to deepen bilateral ties with the country during the king’s visit, sources said, adding both sides will also look to finalise a framework for defence cooperation.