10, 2014

President Serzh Sargsyan visits Amman Municipality

As part of his official visit to Jordan, President Serzh Sargsyan was hosted in the Municipality of Amman City today. Welcoming the Armenian President, the mayor of Yerevan and the other members of the presidential delegation, Amman Mayor Aqel Biltaji touched upon the historical connections and friendship of the Armenian and Arab peoples, mentioning a number of individuals having played a major role in strengthening friendship between the two peoples. Mayor Biltaji praised the Armenian people, underscoring that Armenians present themselves as skillful and qualified specialists in various spheres, including science, medicine, arts etc. He expressed satisfaction with the fact that besides members of municipality staff, some respected and reputable Armenian workers were also present at the meeting organized on the occasion of the Armenian President’s visit. “This is Jordan which receives its sisters and brothers, refugees and the needy with open arms and is pleased to satisfy their security requirements and provide living conditions for their families,” said the mayor of Amman and underlined that Islam whose mission is to preach love, mercy and peace does not accept hatred, blood-shed and antipathy.

Aqel Biltaji considered it a great honor to host the President of the friendly country of Armenia in the municipality and on behalf of the 3,5 million Amman residents, handed the Key to Amman city to President Serzh Sargsyan which, according to him, symbolizes the eternal friendship of the sister cities of Yerevan and Amman.

The President thanked Mayor Biltaji for the warm welcome and expressed satisfaction with the high-level Armenian-Jordanian negotiations conducted during his official visit, stressing that in the person of King Abdullah II of Jordan, he had met quite a broad-minded political figure and that he was really happy for the age-old friendship of Armenia and Jordan. At the Municipality of Amman Serzh Sargsyan thanked the friendly Arab people for saving the lives of hundreds of thousand Armenians subjected to genocide and for giving them shelter. According to the President, Armenians have returned the favor by showing their deep respect and gratitude, putting all their energy into developing that country, and he was glad to hear about it from the respected mayor of Amman as well. “Today I am very glad that Yerevan and Amman have become sister cities. We will be pleased to host the delegation of the mayor of Amman in the capital city of Yerevan,” said President Serzh Sargsyan.

This evening the Armenian President also held a meeting with representatives of the Armenian community in Jordan.

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