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Lebanese president visits Baptism Site

[3/30/2017 6:35:26 AM]

AMMONNEWS - President of Lebanon Michel Aoun, on Thursday visited the Baptism Site, some 40km west of Amman. Touring archaeological sites and churches at the location, Lebanon's president expressed admiration for Jordan's efforts to preserve this historical legacy to mankind.

Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Lina Annab, said the president's visit, which came on the sidelines of the Arab summit, is an evidence of Jordan's role in unifying Arabs, and a message of the Kingdom's cultural, tourism, and religious heritage.

She said her ministry works to attract Lebanese holidaymakers for religious tourism.

The Site has been authenticated by all major Christian Church leaders as one of the three holiest sites of Christianity, along with Bethlehem and Jerusalem .

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