UNESCO official, Jordan Tourism Minister discussed bilateral cooperation

Published on : Tuesday, July 14, 2015

UnescoJordan Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Nayef Al Fayez, received UNESCO’s representative in Jordan, Costanza Farina, and discussed bilateral cooperation.



Al Fayez praised UNESCO’s efforts in preserving world heritage, its eagerness to highlight it and follow-up on it, pointing to the importance of the Baptism Site and four Jordanian sites on the World Heritage List to increase the number of tourists, and confirm this country’s long history.



He expressed complete readiness to cooperate with UNESCO, in respect of archaeological tourist sites nominated for the World Heritage List.



He said, there are plans to add Um Al Jimmal site, in northern Jordan, to the list, as well as, support existing efforts to put the city of Salt, west-central Jordan, on the list as the first city characterised by a distinctive historical value.



Farina offered her congratulations on the Jordanian achievement of adding the Baptism Site to the World Heritage List.

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