British Ambassador visits UK-funded projects in Madaba

British Ambassador visits UK-funded projects in Madaba
British Ambassador Bridget Brind visits UK-funded projects in Madaba on Thursday. (Photo: Handout from the British Embassy)
AMMAN – British Ambassador Bridget Brind on Thursday visited Madaba, where she met Governor Ali Al-Madi and saw first-hand a UK-funded project supporting young people in the governorate, 30km southwest Amman.اضافة اعلان

The ambassador and Madi discussed the governorate’s challenges and opportunities including economy, investment and tourism, as well as the impact of COVID-19, an embassy statement said. 

Ambassador Brind also visited the Madaba Visitors’ Center and St George’s Church, where she met representatives from the Christian community in Madaba.

She later met with Minister of Youth Mohammad Al-Nabulsi to open formally the Mlaih Youth Center, which was renovated with British government funding in partnership the ministry. The center is now providing opportunities for local young people to participate in social communication, debate training and involvement in local decision-making.

Commenting on the visit, the minister said: "Today we visited the Mlaih Youth Centre, one of the three centers that Mercy Corps has developed with the support of the United Kingdom. On this occasion we thank the UK government and Mercy Corps for their support in developing these centers and we hope to build direct partnerships to develop other centers in the Kingdom.”

The Ambassador concluded the visit by Meeting Middle East University students from the University of Strathclyde and University of Bedfordshire programs.

Following the meetings, Ambassador Brind said: “It was a great pleasure to visit the Governorate of Madaba today, one of Jordan’s most diverse and beautiful. I enjoyed meeting both official representatives and young people in Madaba, and visiting some of its landmarks, including St George’s Church with its wonderful mosaic map. The British Government is committed to working in partnership with Jordan at all levels, with both the government and with local civil society organizations. I was delighted to open officially, with HE Minister Mohammad Al-Nabulsi the vibrant youth center in Mlaih, which we have supported in partnership with the Ministry of Youth. Thank you Madaba for the warm welcome!”