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Shuqum visits Jerusalem religious landmarks, meets officials

By JT - May 03,2018 - Last updated at May 03,2018

AMMAN — Culture Minister Nabih Shuqum on Thursday visited Al Aqsa Mosque, Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the shrine of Sharif Hussein Bin Ali, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Director General of Jerusalem Awqaf and Al Aqsa Affairs Sheikh Azzam Khatib and Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilus III briefed Shuqum on the history of the two holy sites.

The minister met with his Palestinian counterpart Ihab Bseiso to discuss means of cooperation and put executive programmes and memoranda of understanding into action.

They also discussed the exchange of expertise in the field of documentation, where Shuqum stressed the importance of the various cultural activities highlighting the Arab identity of Jerusalem. Bseiso commended Jordan’s role in safeguarding Jerusalem’s holy sites.

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