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Fayez meets Hungary’s Franciscan leader over religious tourism cooperation

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The minister of Tourism and Antiques Nayef Fayez met with the general president of Franciscan Friars in Hungary, Benedict on Saturday. (Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — Cooperation to increase the number of Hungarian tourists to Jordan was discussed between Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Nayef Fayez and General President of Franciscan Friars in Hungary Benedict, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

According to a ministry statement issued Saturday, Fayez said that Jordan is “one of the most important and prominent” religious tourism destinations in the world, due to its religious and civilizational diversity, and the values of tolerance and coexistence.

The minister also referred to Jordan’s Christian pilgrimage sites and archaeological attractions, which are important sites for Christian pilgrims and key religious and tourist destinations in the region.

Benedict, for his part, said his visit is the second to Jordan, which included many Christian pilgrimage sites in the Kingdom, adding that recommendations will be sent to Hungary’s tour operators to help attract more religious tourists to Jordan.

He stressed the continued cooperation and partnership with the Kingdom in the field of religious tourism, pointing out that Jordan “always provides security and safety to its visitors.”

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