King, Queen of Sweden visit Salt city

[17-11-2022 09:33 AM]

Ammon News - King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden on Wednesday visited the city of Al-Salt, in west-central Jordan, and checked on at the city's heritage and tourist landmarks.

The King and Queen of Sweden started their tour by visiting the house of Mrs. Fatima Zoubi, who turned her old house into a guest house to receive groups of tourists and prepare food for them, where King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia had lunch.

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia then toured the Al Hammam Street and stopped at "Abu Hamed's Shop", one of the city's well-known apothecary shops.

The Swedish monarch and his spouse toured the Al-Ain Plaza, then went up to the "Harmony Trail" stairs leading to the Latin Church and the Great Mosque of Salt.

They also visited the Historic Old Salt Museum, Abu Jaber House, and were briefed by Director of the Salt Development Corporation, Khaldoun Khreisat, on the museum and the headquarters of the Balqa Tourism Directorate, underlining the importance of tourist trail in the city.

Head of the Greater Salt Municipality, Mohammad Hiyari, underscored the municipality's keenness to protect the ancient historical buildings in the city of Salt, which became a symbol of it and contributed to enlist it in the World Heritage List as a global destination for visitors.

The King and Queen of Sweden were accompanied by HRH Prince Ali bin Al Hussein, head of the Swedish monarch accompanying delegation, HRH Princess Rym Ali, head of the Queen of Sweden accompanying delegation, and HRH Princess Dana Firas, President of the Petra National Trust.

Swedish monarchs were also accompanied by Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Nayef Fayez, Minister of Culture Haifaa Najjar, Governor of Balqaa, Firas Abu Qaoud, and Director of Balqaa Tourism Directorate, Mahmoud Arabiyat.

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