Yerevan, Amman Become Sister Cities

The mayors of Yerevan and Amman, Taron Margaryan and Akel Biltaj, sign a sister city agreement for the two national capitals, accompanied by top Armenian and Jordanian officials.

AMMAN, Jordan (ArmRadio)—A delegation headed by Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian was welcomed Wednesday at the National Council of Jordan. The Armenian delegation was received by Senate Speaker Abdel Raouf al-Rawabdeh.

On the sidelines of the official visit to Jordan, a sister city agreement was signed between the capitals of the two countries – Yerevan and Amman. The mayors of the two cities, Taron Margaryan and Akel Biltaj, signed the document at the Amman City Hall in the presence of top officials from Armenia and Jordan.

Akel Biltaj gave the Mayor of Yerevan a key to the city of Amman as a symbol of new friendship and continuous cooperation.

Under the agreement the capitals of the two countries are set to launch mutually beneficial cooperation and exchange experience on local governance, including on waste management, water management, and other fields of municipal governance and economy.

President Sarkisian is visiting the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan at the invitation of the King of Jordan Abdullah II ibn al-Hussein.

President Sarkisian and King Abdullah had a meeting in private at the King’s residence. The two reportedly discussed trade and bilateral cooperation in a number of areas.

Armenia’s leader expressed his appreciation for the warm reception the Armenian delegation enjoyed in Jordan.

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