King to start China, South Korea tour Tuesday (The Jordan Times)
By JT – Sep 06,2015 – Last updated at Sep 06,2015
AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah will begin on Tuesday a working visit to China and South Korea, which will last for several days, a Royal Court statement said Sunday.
His Majesty’s visit will include a series of meetings, including a summit meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping and senior officials over bilateral ties, and regional and international developments.
In the Chinese city of Yinchuan, the King will attend the inauguration of the 2015 China-Arab States Expo, in which Jordan is taking part as an honorary guest.
In the capital of South Korea, Seoul, His Majesty will hold talks with South Korean President Park Geun-hye and senior officials, discussing bilateral relations in different fields, and regional and international developments. Moreover, the King will attend economic activities in the southeastern Asian country.
On the China visit, President of Society of East Amman Industrial Investors Iyad Abu Haltam called for forming a joint Jordanian-Chinese grouping to attract Chinese investment to the Kingdom, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.
Abu Haltam stressed the importance of benefiting from His Majesty’s visit to China to promote Jordan’s business environment and the peace and security it enjoys.
He said Chinese investors should become acquainted with the investment opportunities available in the Kingdom, which allow foreign investors to benefit from free trade agreements Jordan has signed with several international blocs which allow made-in-Jordan products entry into these markets without customs fees.