PM Attends ‘Amman 2017 Islamic Culture Capital’ Ceremony

تم نشره في Wed 17 May / May 2017. 12:00 AM
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AMMAN — Deputizing for His Majesty King Abdullah II, Prime Minister Hani Malqi, on Wednesday, attended a ceremony on Amman the Islamic culture capital for 2017.

The selection of Amman comes in appreciation of Jordan's stature as a model of moderate Islam in the face of extremism, as well as the Kingdom's deep-rooted history and civilization over the centuries.

Culture Minister Nabih Shiqim said that the selection of Amman came in recognition of its contributions to enlightenment, namely, the current situation facing the nation.

Director-General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), Abdulaziz Twejery said that Islamic culture capitals' program mirrors the enlightened cultural vision of the joint Islamic cultural work.

The ceremony also saw the screening of a short film on the reasons for selecting Amman as the Islamic cultural capital by the ISESCO. These include the Hashemite custodian of holy places in Jerusalem, the key role of Amman in spreading Islamic culture and its message of moderation and tolerance in light of the security challenges facing the region due to the rise of extremist ideology.

Earlier, Malqi met with Twejery and discussed with him means of cooperation between Jordan and the ISESCO.

Twejery highlighted the support provided by the Kingdom to the ISESCO, in order to promote joint Islamic work.