Jordanian King holds talks with Canada PM

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Ottawa, Jan. 28 (BNA): His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan and Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday held talks in Ottawa that covered bilateral ties and the latest regional and international developments, according to a royal court statement.

In bilateral talks followed by expanded ones at Parliament Hill, King Abdullah and Prime Minister Trudeau noted the deep-rooted strategic ties between the two countries and keenness to advance them in education, trade, investment, and defence cooperation.

Speaking at the top of the talks, His Majesty expressed appreciation for the strong ties of friendship between Jordan and Canada, voicing pride in the level of bilateral ties and political cooperation to counter challenges in the region.

The King commended Canada’s support for Jordan in countering economic challenges, stressing its important role in bolstering security and stability in the region, Jordan News Agency (Petra) reported.

For his part, Prime Minister Trudeau noted productive work over the past years to expand ties between the two countries.

As part of His Majesty’s visit, the Jordanian and Canadian governments signed a Sovereign Loan agreement valued at up to 120 million Canadian dollars.