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Jordan discusses military technology with Russia
February 20, 2013, 2:31 pm

[Presidential Press and Information Office]

King Abdullah II (l) and President Putin discuss further cooperation between the nations [Presidential Press and Information Office]

Russian President Vladimir Putin has discussed a proposed nuclear power plant and the conflict in Syria with the visiting King of Jordan Abdullah II in Moscow.

The talks focused on bilateral cooperation in various areas including trade, economy, military technology, investment and energy.

Both President Putin and King Abdullah II said the countries enjoy a warm relationship.

The president praised bilateral trade, and King Abdullah II said the countries have a lot of interesting economic projects that may be discussed, adding that military and technological cooperation was developing well.

Trade between the states grew 22 per cent in 2012 to $426.5 million, with Russian exports, mainly oil products, steel and grain, dominating bilateral trade.

According to the Russian president, despite the current trade figure being modest, turnover is growing fast.

The heads of the states also shared views on international issues, including the situation in Syria and the Middle East peace process.

“We are always in close contact with you over the urgent issues of international affairs,” said Putin.

Daria Chernyshova