Shortly after the meeting, a statement by the NCPC media office on Monday, quoted Pam as saying the new pilgrimage policy would also focus on improving diplomatic relations with the Middle-East country in the areas of peace, tourism, agriculture and technology.
“The commission in the past had three pilgrimage destinations which are: Israel, Rome and Greece. But now Jordan has been officially added to our pilgrimage destinations,” he said.
Speaking also, the Jordanian Minister, Alfayez, commended the federal government for considering and adding the holy sites in Jordan as viable pilgrimage destinations.
Alfayez explained that the peaceful co-existence between the Christians and the Muslims was the greatest value Jordan cherished as an Islamic nation.