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Official visit to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is welcomed with military honors by King Abdullah II ibn Al Husseinon in the Al Husseiniya Palace on the occasion of his official visit to Jordan Amman/Jordan, 28 January 2018 Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is welcomed with military honors by King Abdullah II ibn Al Husseinon in the Al Husseiniya Palace on the occasion of his official visit to Jordan © Steffen Kugler

Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Elke Büdenbender visited the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan from 27 to 29 January. The main aim of their visit was to pay tribute to the close ties between Jordan and Germany.

During their visit, the Federal President and Ms Büdenbender attended a lunch with King Abdullah II and Queen Rania. During talks with start up entrepreneurs in King Hussein Business Park and students at the German Jordanian University, the focus was on Jordan’s approach to the opportunities and challenges presented by the spread of digital technology.

The Federal President also visited the refugee camp in Azraq and Al Quds School, a double shift school where Jordanian children are taught in the morning and refugee children in the afternoon. His programme included meetings with culture professionals and representatives of civil society. At the end of his visit, the Federal President visited the Bundeswehr contingent stationed in Jordan.

Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Elke Büdenbender traveled on to the Lebanese Republic, where they will stay from 29 to 31 January.

Overview of the programme:

Saturday, 27 January 2018

  • Flight to Amman, Jordan
  • Amman Citadel
    Tour of Citadel Hill
  • Wild Jordan restaurant
    Dinner with representatives of civil society

Sunday, 28 January 2018

  • Al Quds School
    Tour of the double shift school and talks with pupils
  • Darat al Funun artists’ centre
    Tour of the artists’ centre
  • Al Husseiniya Palace
    Welcome with military honours by King Abdullah II
    ibn Al Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan,
    followed by talks
  • Jerash
    Tour of the excavations and the Gerda Henkel Foundation project, Mare Nostrum: The Eastern Baths at Gerasa
  • King Hussein Business Park
    Tour of the OASIS 500 start up incubator and talks with start up entrepreneurs
    Thereafter
    Talks with students at the German Jordanian University

Monday, 29 January 2018

  • Azraq Refugee Camp
    Tour of the supermarket and visit to a refugee family
    Thereafter
    Visit to the GIZ project, Waste to Positive Energy
  • Tour of an air base and talks with soldiers
  • Flight to Beirut, Lebanon