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RJBC Deputy Chairman&Director, Chairman of RJBC Commission for Tourism, Culture and Religion Mr. Kononenko Meets Director General of Baptism Site Commission H.E. Eng. Rustom Mkhjian

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On 13th June 2019 at the Jordan Baptism Site, the Russian-Jordanian Business Council (RJBC)
Deputy Chairman and Director, Chairman of the RJBC Commission for Tourism, Culture and
Religion, Mr. Kononenko, had a working meeting with Director General of the Baptism Site
Commission, H.E. Eng. Rustom Mkhjian.
The uniqueness of Jordan consists in its diversity and combination of its strategic geographical
location, moderate climate, various landscape, rich history and culture, places of historical
interest and archeological sites, and holy places.
The Jordan Baptism Site, where John the Baptist baptized Jesus Christ, is the main attraction not
only for thousands of tourists and pilgrims from all over the world but also for most
denomination leaders, religions, heads of state, who consider it as honour to visit the holy
Baptism Site during their official visit to Jordan. The Baptism Site is regarded as a sort of place of
inter-religious dialogue.
The participants of the meeting discussed further popularization of religious tourist attractions
in Jordan and, in particular, the Christ’s Baptism Site on the river Jordan.
They noted an upward trend in the growth of number of pilgrims from Russia. Special focus was
on events to be arranged in order to contribute to wider cooperation with Jordanian tourist
companies as well as the Dead Sea Coast and the Red Sea Coast Hotels Directorates and to
invite, to the extent possible, the leadership of the Jordan Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities
and representatives from other religious denominations to take part in these events.
To sum up, the negotiators dealt with questions concerning further fruitful cooperation
between the Russian-Jordanian Business Council and its Commission for Tourism, Culture and
Religion with the Baptism Site Commission in the area of development of the pilgrimage
tourism between Russia and Jordan, including further popularization of the Holy Places in
Jordan, since the Russian Pilgrim’s Residence, built by the Russian Federation at the Jordan
Baptism Site, has been intensifying efforts to promote its operation.
In conclusion of the meeting, on behalf of the Russian-Jordanian Business Council, the RJBC
Deputy Chairman and Director, Chairman of the RJBC Commission for Tourism, Culture and
Religion, Mr. Kononenko, awarded Director General of the Baptism Site Commission, H.E. Eng.
Rustom Mkhjian, with a Medal ‘For Contribution to Development of Economic and Friendly
Relations between Russia and Jordan’ for his efforts aimed at strengthening of Orthodoxy in the
land of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and development of the pilgrimage tourism between
Russia and Jordan.

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