Published: 2021-07-27 14:06
Last Updated: 2021-11-29 05:06
Tuesday, Prime Minister Bisher al-Khasawneh expressed his pride in adding Salt on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Khasawneh wrote on Twitter, “We are all proud of the inclusion of Salt on the UNESCO World Heritage List.”
Earlier Tuesday, the World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) decided, during its forty-fourth session, held virtually in China, to approve the addition of the city of Salt, "the city of tolerance and civilized hospitality" on the World Heritage List.
The Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Nayef Al-Fayez, said during his participation in the committee’s meetings virtually, on Tuesday, that the city of Salt is among the kingdom’s top priorities because of its importance in demonstrating the characteristics of tolerance, coexistence and social care among its residents.
He added that the social solidarity between families in the city of Salt and its visitors, and the absence of separate neighborhoods on a religious basis is one of the clear features of the city, stressing that the inclusion of Salt on the World Heritage List will support a culture of heritage, tolerance and interfaith harmony.