Culture minister, Chinese envoy talk cooperation

Ministry of Culture
(Photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN—Minister of Culture, Haifa Najjar, on Wednesday discussed with the Chinese ambassador to Jordan, Chen Chuandong, ways of boosting cooperation in the cultural field and reviving cultural agreements signed by the two countries, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra. اضافة اعلان

Najjar said Jordan and China have "deep-rooted and strong relations" based on a human cultural heritage and future outlook, confirmed by continuous participation in all occasions, held in the two countries.

In a ministry statement, Najjar noted bilateral ties will see development and progress, adding that the two countries have cultural, political and economic understandings aimed to push and build solid relations.

Jordan, which is battling many challenges, also has many opportunities, and works in a spirit of partnership, governance and institutionalized approach, and celebrates diversity, and respect for the other opinion, Najjar noted.

From this standpoint, Jordan is open to the creative Chinese culture in many fields, including cultural industries, which are a model to learn from, Najjar noted, voicing the ministry's keenness to activate agreements with China, especially with regard to cultural industries.

For his part, the Chinese envoy said the Jordanian-Chinese relations are "strong, longstanding, deep-rooted" historical and cultural relations, calling on strengthening joint dialogue to enhance ties, voicing his country's readiness to cooperate in various fields, especially in cultural areas.

Jordan signed the first cultural agreement with China in 1979, followed by signing several executive programs, the last of which was the Executive Program for the Cultural Agreement 2019-2022, which entered into force from its signing date.

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