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Turkish PM due in Amman with busy agenda

By JT - Mar 26,2016 - Last updated at Mar 26,2016

AMMAN — Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu was due to arrive in Amman late on Saturday after postponing an earlier plan to visit the Kingdom on March 13, delayed by an explosion in Turkey's capital, Ankara.

The premier’s visit seeks to boost bilateral ties, while he will hold talks on recent developments in Syria, Turkish news outlets reported on Friday.

In his first visit to Jordan as prime minister, Davutoğlu is scheduled to meet with His Majesty King Abdullah and Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour, Government Spokesperson Mohammad Momani said in a statement carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra.

In addition, the visiting official will address the Turkey-Jordan Business Forum, participate in a conference held by the Arab Thought Forum and attend the opening of the office of the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency in Jordan, according to official sources. 

Apart from bilateral issues, Turkish and Jordanian officials will also exchange views on the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis affecting the two countries.

Momani said Jordan welcomes the visit, highlighting the deep-rooted relations between the two countries.


He added that talks are expected to cover economic cooperation and the war on terror, Petra reported.

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