Petra and Machu Picchu paired as sister cities

Jordan

Published: 2017-10-01 18:09

Last Updated: 2017-10-01 19:23


Both Machu Picchu and Petra were recently selected to be part of the New7Wonders of the World
Both Machu Picchu and Petra were recently selected to be part of the New7Wonders of the World

Petra has found its long lost sister - Machu Picchu!

The two new 7 wonders were paired together as sister cities today in Peru, when Abbas Nawafleh, a representative of the Petra Tourist Region, and the Peruvian Minister of Culture, Salvador del Solar, signed the agreement.

In the ceremony which was attended by the Foreign Minister of MENA affairs, and the Jordanian consul at Peru, Nawafleh said that this agreement would open new opportunities in touristic cooperation between Jordan and Peru, as well as to aid in better introducing Petra to the world.

He added that he hopes to see an increase in the number of tourists from Peru and South American countries in Jordan.