Visit of Abdullah II, King of Jordan, to José Manuel Barroso
José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, received Abdullah II, King of Jordan. The EU had developed a close partnership with Jordan, grounded on an Association Agreement, in force since 2002.
During this meeting, José Manuel Barroso supported further deepening of the EU/Jordan relations in the area of trade and investment, by offering the possibility to negotiate a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA). This would have a tangible impact on the Jordanian economy in terms of boosting investment and supporting the ongoing process of domestic economic reform.
The two leaders also discussed mobility issues, in particular launching negotiations for a Mobility Partnership in January 2014.