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Jordan, Mexico to mark 48th diplomatic anniversary with business, cultural events

Mexican Ambassador to Jordan Roberto Rodriguez-Hernández
Mexican Ambassador to Jordan Roberto Rodriguez-Hernández. (Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — From printing an Arabic book on Mexican history to twinning the city of Salt with Mexico’s Ixtaben de la Sal, the Kingdom and Mexico have ambitious plans this year for celebrating their 48th anniversary of diplomatic ties.اضافة اعلان

Mexican Ambassador to Jordan Roberto Rodriguez-Hernández met with Jordanian journalists and media professionals on Wednesday at the Mexican Embassy in Amman to review key activities and events to be held in Jordan to mark the 48th anniversary of bilateral relations between the Kingdom and Mexico.

Cultural eventsThe embassy, he said, has special plans for International Women's Day, with dialogue sessions on issues pertaining to Jordanian and Mexican women, which will be held in cooperation with local community organizations and involve the participation of academics.

A reception will also be held on March 9 to honor Jordanian and Mexican women who have inspired society through their personal success stories.

Furthermore, a book on the history of Mexico will be printed in Arabic, to be distributed for free to universities, students, and all those interested, he said.

Business cooperationIn cooperation with the Jordanian-Mexican Friendship Association, the embassy plans to organize several events during the month of July in conjunction with the 48th anniversary of diplomatic relations. These include a lecture on the history and development of relations between the two countries, a workshop discussing mutual business and investment opportunities, and efforts to establish Salt and the Mexican city of Ixtaben de la Sal as sister cities.

In addition, a business trip to Mexico for members of the Jordanian-Mexican Friendship Association will be organized during the second half of this year, as well as a trip for a group of social media influencers and travel and tourism offices to promote tourism opportunities, with the support of Turkish Airlines in Jordan.

A call to strengthen tiesPresident of the Jordanian-Mexican Friendship Association Barakat Awajan told Jordan News: “We seek to consolidate the relationship between the two countries,” especially given that Mexico “is advanced in the economic and industrial fields”.

Awajan called for strengthening the bilateral relationship at all levels, “since Jordan is a country that encourages and attracts investment and cultural and academic exchange”.

“We, as an association, call for granting more (Mexican) visas to Jordanians,” he said, noting that Mexico considers the Kingdom a good tourism destination.

Continued cooperation with the North American nation, the association president said, “will add a beautiful dimension to Jordan”.

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