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Irbid celebrated as Capital of Arab Culture for 2022

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An building in the old part of the northern city of Irbid. (Photo: Wikimedia commons)
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AMMAN — Celebrations marking Irbid as the Capital of Arab Culture for the year 2022 will be held at Yarmouk University on Sunday, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.اضافة اعلان

Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh, who is also chairman of the celebration’s Higher National Committee, is scheduled to deliver a speech at the event, slated to start at 7pm.

Additional speeches are planned by Minister of Culture Haifa Al-Najjar, and the director-general of the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization, Mohamed Amar, according to a statement by the Ministry of Culture.

The ceremony will see a flag from Bethlehem, delivered by the Palestinian Minister of Culture Atef Abu Seif to Najjar, his Jordanian counterpart.

An operetta entitled “Irbid the Chrysanthemum of Life”, will follow. It will review Jordan’s history during the various historical periods and its cultural achievements in the last 100 years, while entering its second centennial.

Najjar said she was happy for the celebration, noting that Jordan is literally and metaphorically located in the heart of the Arab world.

She pointed to Jordan’s deep cultural history and diversity that enriches the Arab cultural presence and enhances the communication and dialogue which leads to deep bonds between Arab countries.

The statement said the Qatari Minister of Culture, Sheikh Abdul Rahman bin Hamad Al-Thani, said that choosing Irbid this year asserts the depth of Jordanian culture and its central position in the Arab cultural scene.

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