Turkish President Abdullah Gul said on Tuesday that Turkey and Jordan were set to sign a free trade agreement during his visit to Amman. "With the free trade agreement between Turkey and Jordan we will have the opportunity to exploit economic and commercial potential between the two countries," Gul told reporters before his departure for Jordan.

Gul said he would discuss with King Abdallah II all aspects of bilateral relations and regional issues on his visit, adding that Turkey had been exerting efforts for security, sustainable development and prosperity in the region by engaging in cooperation with neighbors as well as regional organizations.

Gul is the first Turkish president to visit Jordan in nine years.