IN pursuit of promoting cultural cooperation and understanding, ambassador of the Philippines to Jordan Wilfredo C. Santos recently paid a courtesy call on Minister Haifa Najjar at the Ministry of Culture in Amman.
During their meeting, Santos highlighted the role of the Philippine Embassy in advancing the country’s interests while promoting Filipino talent, creativity, and friendship. He further expressed his interest in collaborating with the ministry to advance cultural cooperation and understanding between the two countries.
Najjar, in turn, acknowledged the Filipino community in Jordan’s contribution to the diverse cultural environment in the kingdom through their service and participation in the local community. Both sides agreed to explore potential ways forward, including a pending proposal for a sister-city agreement.
The meeting concluded with a donation by Santos, which included a collection of Filipiniana books displaying the Philippines’s various cultural traditions. It also included publications such as Everyday Culture and the Muslim Mindanao Cuisine and Culture.
Third Secretary and Vice Consul Angeli A. Payumo and Cultural Attaché Elijah Ang-Encarnacion joined the ambassador during his call.