Nayrouz News Agency : Saleh Al-Khawaldeh - The Pakistani ambassador in Amman, Sajjad Ali Khan, said that the volume of trade exchange between Jordan and Pakistan amounted to 50 million dollars, which is below the level of ambitions, but efforts are being made to enhance economic cooperation between the two friendly countries.
In an interview with the Jordan News Agency (Petra), he added that efforts are being made to increase the volume of tourism exchange between the two countries, especially in light of the presence of archaeological, cultural and religious sites in addition to the mild weather in the two countries, which contributes to attracting more tourists, noting that there is no direct flight line between the two countries. Which would enhance tourism cooperation.
He stressed the depth of the distinguished relations between the two countries in the various political, military, scientific, social, cultural and economic fields and the development they are witnessing at all levels.
On cultural cooperation, he indicated that there are about 10,000 Jordanians members of the Pakistani University Graduates Club, which form a bridge of communication between the two countries, and other Jordanian graduates who are distributed in many countries, and there are hundreds of Jordanian students studying in Pakistan now, noting that Pakistan allocates 35 annual scholarships for Jordanian students, and Jordan allocates 5 annual scholarships for Pakistani students.
The Pakistani ambassador praised the efforts made by Jordan and Pakistan to clarify the true image of Islam as a religion of moderation, tolerance and moderation.
He stressed the importance of establishing a Palestinian state, resolving the Kashmir issue, implementing UN and Security Council resolutions in this regard, finding a just and comprehensive solution to these issues and reducing violence and tension in the region and the world.
And he indicated that a delegation from the Jordanian Ministry of Agriculture visited Pakistan recently to make arrangements and issue the necessary permits to import Pakistani meat, which will be available in the Jordanian market soon.
Regarding the Pakistani community in Jordan, the ambassador said that there are 15,000 Pakistanis in Jordan, most of whom work in the agricultural fields, and they receive all care and respect.
He praised Jordan's participation in the extraordinary session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Islamabad yesterday to discuss the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan and help the Afghan people.