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Petra picked Jordanian Culture City for 2022

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The Treasury in Petra. (Photo: Envato Elements)
AMMAN — The opening ceremony of “Petra, the Jordanian Culture City for 2022” was held in the southern rose-red ancient city on Saturday, organized by the Ministry of Culture in cooperation with the Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority.اضافة اعلان

Al-Mamlaka TV noted that the event was held under the supervision of the Minister of Culture Haifa Al-Najjar, who said in a speech that the city is a window of culture and art to the rest of the world and a landmark of human civilization.

Last Month, the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization nominated Irbid as the Arab Capital of Culture for 2022, while the Arab Tourism Organization named Madaba as the Arab Tourism Capital for 2022.

The latest event was to celebrate Petra as the Jordanian Culture City for 2022.

Petra was built possibly as early as the fifth Century BC and is now considered one of the modern world’s wonders.

Najjar said that picking Petra was within the framework of strengthening effective partnerships to serve the cultural sector, enabling institutions in Petra and its surroundings to carry out cultural activities.

Najjar praised the role of the Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority,  as it bolsters and prioritizes the national cultural aspects of Petra and presents the uniqueness of the site to visitors of the area.

Suleiman Al-Farajat, chairman of the Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority, stressed the importance of the city in regards to it being a tourist destination as well as a  global cultural heritage site.

Farajat also pointed to the absence of the cultural scene in the district, and called on the authority to establish a monument that would serve as a reminder for boosting cultural activity in the region.

Farajat praised the role of the Ministry of Culture in encouraging cultural activity and advocating it to governorates through the Jordanian Cultural Cities Project.


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