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Chinese cultural centre to open in Amman soon

By JT - Jan 08,2018 - Last updated at Jan 08,2018

AMMAN — Jordan and China on Monday signed an agreement for launching a Chinese cultural centre in Amman that will feature a wide range of activities promoting the Chinese culture.

The centre will also contribute to boosting cultural exchange between the two countries.

Under the agreement, which was signed by Culture Minister Nabih Shuqum and Chinese Ambassador to Jordan Pan Weifang, a Chinese-funded cultural centre will be established in the capital in the near future.

The centre will provide training courses on Chinese calligraphy, handicrafts, art, language, literature, books and movies, among other activities, the Chinese ambassador said during a press conference on Monday.

"A wide array of performances, exhibitions and cultural activities will be held by the centre to familiarise Jordanians with the Chinese culture and boost ties in this regard," the ambassador said, adding that the centre will function as a cultural bridge between the two nations.

"We decided to open this centre in Jordan as we are keen on increasing cooperation between the two countries, which enjoy deep-rooted ties and cooperation in all fronts," the Chinese diplomat noted.

For his part, the culture minister said Jordan is keen on increasing cooperation and cultural exchange with China, labelling the launch of the centre as a "milestone" in the cultural ties between the two countries.


The minister voiced appreciation for China's support to Jordan, saying they expect increased collaboration in the cultural field following the opening of the centre.

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