Culture Minister meets Italian envoy

[27-04-2022 09:59 AM]

Ammon News - Minister of Culture, Haifa Najjar, met Tuesday with Italy's Ambassador to Jordan, Luciano Bizzotti, for a discussion on ways to develop cultural relations between the two countries.

Najjar said that this meeting discussed ways to activate cultural ties between the two countries, which have a lot in common, such as culture, values and history.

"We seek to create a balance between culture and tourism to present Jordan culturally through its distinguished tourist sites, with a holistic and integrative concept based on real and effective partnerships. Furthermore Jordan, which is located in the heart of the world, adopts pluralism, openness, dialogue, diversity and respect for the other, and invests in young people to build a promising future under the leadership of the Hashemites and their leader, His Majesty King Abdullah II," a ministry statement cited Najjar as saying.

She reaffirmed the Ministry of Culture's keenness to continue strengthening the long-term cultural relations between Jordan and Italy, extending an invitation to the ambassador to participate in the Jerash Festival.

For his part, the Italian envoy laude ties between the two countries, stressing his government's keenness for more cooperation and exchange of expertise in the cultural field.

The meeting also covered the Minister of Culture's participation agenda of in the Naples Conference of the Ministers of Culture of the Euro-Mediterranean Region – The First Culture Ministerial Meeting of the EU-Southern Partnership, which will be held in June 16 and 17, which will discuss ways to safeguard, promote and appreciate the valuable culture, heritage, and landscapes of the Euro-Mediterranean region and provides a platform for joint conversations on key relevant topics at the international level and cultural diplomacy.

The first cultural agreement between the governments of Jordan and Italy was signed in 1975, then several executive programs were signed, the last of which was the executive program for cultural and scientific cooperation between the two sides for the years 1997-1999 on July 1, 1997 in Amman, and the cultural, scientific and technological cooperation agreement between the two governments on September 23, 1999.

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