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Jordan, February 20, 2020
Tourism minister, Chechen counterpart discuss cooperation

Amman, Feb. 19 (Petra) -- Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Majd Shweikeh, and her Chechen counterpart, Muslim Baytazev,and an accompanying delegation, Wednesday, held a meeting in Amman for a discussion on tourism cooperation.

Shweikeh told Petra's reporter that she looks forward for joint cooperation that will be implemented on the ground soon, stressing the importance of the visit and ways to activate direct flights between Jordan and the Chechen Republic to increase the Kingdom's religious tourism through joint programs.

She noted the possibility of benefiting from religious tourism, as it could include 11 million visitors to the Kingdom by introducing the visiting Chechen delegation to Jordanian tourism in the best way possible.

Baytazev stressed the importance of the Kingdom in terms of tourism, as it contains many Islamic religious tourist attractions that the Chechen Republic is interested in, noting that his visit comes under direct directions from the Chechen president after his recent visit to Jordan.

He praised the 'exemplary' joint cooperation in the tourism sectors between the Jordanian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, and the Jordan Tourism Board.