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S. Korea, Jordan to hold summit meeting to expand economic cooperation

By 배지숙

Published : Sept. 6, 2015 - 20:40

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The leaders of South Korea and Jordan will meet this week to discuss ways to expand bilateral economic ties and other issues facing the global community, the presidential office said Sunday.

Cheong Wa Dae said President Park Geun-hye will meet King Abdullah II of Jordan on Friday in Seoul, with the two leaders to touch on trade, investment, and the construction and energy sectors as well as expanding economic cooperation.

The Middle East monarch will be in the country on Thursday and Friday. Since becoming king in 1999, he has visited South Korea five times.

The presidential office said Jordan, as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, has represented the interests of the region on the global stage. It added that the country has played a key role in South Korea's efforts to expand ties in neighboring countries.

The kingdom shares its borders with Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Israel and Palestine.

"There have been close ties between the two sides, with the visit to make it possible for Seoul and Amman to review such issues as working together to combat the spread of terrorism and providing humanitarian aid to countries that need it," a spokesperson said. (Yonhap)