Culture minister, Turkish envoy talk stronger joint cooperation

[07-07-2022 09:54 AM]

Ammon News - Minister of Culture, Haifa Najjar, on Wednesday discussed with Turkish ambassador to Jordan, Ismail Armaz, ways to enhance cooperation aspects between the two friendly countries in the cultural field.

According to a ministry statement, Najjar said the two countries have multiple historic commonalities, which kicked off "distinguished" relations, based on mutual respect.

The minister also stressed the importance of culture's role in achieving contact, especially in light of the region's conditions and Covid-19 pandemic repercussions.

Jordan is witnessing a transformation phase at the political and economic level, and is at its "best" conditions after the pandemic's end, she said.

On 2022 cultural action, she said Jordan celebrated Irbid as the Arab Culture Capital and its most renowned poet Mustafa Wahbi al-Tal as an Arab culture symbol for 2022.

Najjar also said Jordan celebrated Madaba as the Arab Tourism Capital, adding that Ministry of Culture works in partnership with Ministry of Tourism to attract visitors to flock Jordan's tourist and archeological sites.

The ministry is working on submitting a cooperation proposal with the Turkish side within three cultural projects that will be announced soon, Najjar said.

For his part, the envoy lauded Jordan's security and stability, noting that his country "highly" appreciates the Kingdom's efforts to recover from Covid-19 pandemic's effects.

Jordan and Turkey signed the first agreement in 1968, followed by inking multiple executive programs, the last for cultural and scientific cooperation between the Jordanian and Turkish government in the education, science, culture, arts, media, sports and youth fields for 2006-2008.

In addition, the two countries' culture ministries signed a cooperation agreement on Cultural Exchange 2020 on September 17, 2019 in Amman.

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