Queen Rania Reaffirms Ties Between Amman and Dusseldorf

November 29, 2007

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah met with Lord Mayor Joachim Erwin in Dusseldorf, Germany, to reaffirm the ties between Amman and Dusseldorf, and discuss ways of cooperation and exchange of expertise between the two cities. The mayor stated that he hopes that the twinning of the two cities would be completed by the end of 2008.
Dusseldorf, a city known for its stunning architecture and captivating buildings, is also a world class media and technology hub and renowned in Europe for its creative arts. Amman will soon be able to benefit from the expertise and experience of Dusseldorf’s brightest. “Is there anything worth more striving for than a peaceful international exchange of knowledge and culture,” asked the Mayor. 
Queen Rania highlighted the common ties between the two cities and stressed the historical friendship between Jordan and Germany. “Both our peoples are proud of our historic traditions and cultures… and at the same time, open to the rich diversity the world has to offer,” she said, “We both are determined to help our countries make the most of the global economy – and at the same time, working to ensure that no one gets left behind. Both our peoples put family at the center of our lives, with strong and enduring emotional bonds across the generations. And especially in this season of peace, we both are determined to finding a just and lasting solution to the Middle East conflict.”
Also present at the meeting were the Jordanian Ambassador to Germany Issa Ayoub, Jordanian Honorary Consul Klaus Gelish and media mogul Hubert Burda.