Jordan, February 14, 2018
Jordan lifts visa restrictions on India to attract business

Jordan has lifted visa restrictions on Indian nationals in a bid to attract businessmen and tourists from the world's second largest populated country, officials said today.

The move was initiated by Jordan Investment Commission (JIC) two days after the arrival of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi who discussed with king Abudllah means of boosting economic cooperation between the two countries, Petra news agency said.

The eased restrictions will facilitate the entry of Indian businesspeople and boost the tourism movement, in addition to increasing Indian investment volume and saving effort and time of investors, according to JIC.

With India being the third biggest economic partner of the Kingdom after the US and China, Jordan is keen to build on this relation, and provide gateway for Indian investors to access the Gulf countries, Syria and Iraq. The subcontinent imports large amounts of potash, fertilisers and phosphoric acid from the Kingdom, while it exports frozen meat, tea, coffee, sugar, rice, garment, tobacco, electrical devices and chemicals, among others.

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