The International Women’s Group and the Embassy of Jordan held a Jordanian Cultural Day on Sunday, 6 November at the Crowne Plaza Hotel titled as the “Kingdom of Civilizations”.

Many distinguished guests graced the event with their presence including Mrs. Ghada Shawky, President of the International Women’s Group and wife of the Ambassador of Egypt, who extended a warm welcome to all the attendees.

She added, that Jordan is famously known for its world class archaeological sites, and caters some of the world’s oldest cities, right from the Baptismal Site Al Maghtas, to the iconic mountain city of Petra, as well as the UNESCO-listed Wadi Rum natural area. It is also famous for its mineral products.

The country’s stunning nature with its geographical diversity is remarkable, along with its unique art, handicrafts, rich culture and delicious cuisine.

H.E. Mr.Saqer Abu Shattal, Ambassador of Jordan delivered a speech in which he acknowledged and appreciated the efforts of the President and Board Members of IWG in organizing this event.

He congratulated their efforts and contributions in all their diplomatic missions while also highlighting the strong bilateral relations between Jordan and Kuwait, in which the two nations celebrated 60 years of diplomatic bonds, the historical ties of cooperation, commitment, multiple agreements and mutual understanding that led to the development of these relations.

He also took the opportunity and sent his gratitude to H.M. King Abdullah II and H.H. Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahamad Al Jaber Al Sabah who acted as the biggest contributors to the development of these bilateral relations.

Followed by, Mrs. Manar Kreshan, spouse of the Ambassador of Jordan, who expressed her delight in hosting the Jordanian Cultural Day. She then thanked Sheikha Hanouf Bader Alsabah, Honorary President of the IWG, Mrs. Shawky, the Board and all members of the IWG for their support.

Mrs. Kreshan explained the meaning of “Kingdom of Civilizations” by presenting a number of short films and documentaries that showcased the rich culture and heritage of Jordan.

Followed by various cultural activities, including wonderful Jordanian folklore songs by Jordanian artist Mrs. Shereen Hattar as well as a display of Jordanian traditional dresses, handicraft and cultural items.

The Embassy offered attendees raffle prizes, which included flight tickets sponsored by Jordan’s national carrier, Royal Jordanian Airlines as well as many other gifts.

Attendees also enjoyed the opportunity to enjoy some of Jordan’s traditional food, including Mansaf, Kunafah and zaatar and cheese saaj.

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