Danish Red Cross Goodwill Ambassador in awe of Jordan


Published: 2018-04-08 10:34

Last Updated: 2018-04-08 11:37

Torbjorn Pedersen during his visit to Jordan. (OnceUponASaga-FBPage)
Torbjorn Pedersen during his visit to Jordan. (OnceUponASaga-FBPage)
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During a recent trip to Jordan, the Danish Red Cross Goodwill Ambassador, Torbjorn Pedersen, was surprised by the historical and cultural heritage of the Kingdom, as well as by its security and stability, despite the current political tensions in the region.

In an interview with Petra news agency, he said: “The integration in Jordan between the various components of society, especially since Jordan hosted large number of refugees who live and receive care in the Kingdom.”

He stressed that Jordan is a country that deserves respect because “anyone who visits can integrate into the country as well as with its people, which is impossible to happen anywhere else in the world”.

The Scandinavian traveler’s visit to Jordan came as part of a wider trip, in which he is scheduled to visit 200 countries on several continents by land and sea, without boarding any flights.

Pedersen intends to visit the Red Cross and Red Crescent organizations in those countries, and to hold meetings with civilians and officials to highlight their duty in continuing their humanitarian roles there.

Pedersen said he will promote Jordan as the country of peace and stability during his trip around the world. He also praised Jordan’s efforts in hosting a large number of refugees and providing them with all the care and attention they need.

The globetrotter confirmed that after returning to his country, he intends to write a book about his travels, adding that a big chunk of it will be dedicated to his experiences in Jordan.