茨城県と持続的な友好と絆を深める – Building Lasting Friendships and Strengthening Bonds with Ibaraki Prefecture

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ヨルダンと日本は2024年に外交樹立70周年を迎えますが、私たちは間もなく発表される茨城トレッキングトレイルとヨルダントレイルのコラボレーションに胸を躍らせています。さらに、相互協力を促進する数多くのイニシアチブが現在進行中であり、更なる良好な二国間関係の構築が期待されます。 この発表に続き、アンナーブ大使は大井川知事に感謝の印として「ヨルダン・トレイル」の「トレイルパス」を贈呈しました。アンナーブ大使は、大井川知事にヨルダン訪問の招待状を送り、近い将来知事をお迎えすることを楽しみにしていると述べました。

Building Lasting Friendships and Strengthening Bonds with Ibaraki Prefecture

It was a tremendous honor to extend a warm welcome to the esteemed Governor of Ibaraki Prefecture, The Honorable Kazuhiko OIGAWA, and his dedicated team from the Prefectural government on Friday, September 22, at the Embassy of Jordan.

During his visit, Governor OIGAWA made the announcement of naming Annab as Ambassador of goodwill with  Ibaraki Prefecture. This honorary recognition underscores the ongoing collaboration between the Embassy of Jordan and Ibaraki Prefecture. It also highlights the promising future ahead as we seek to fortify the connections between Jordan and Japan, fostering people-to-people exchanges and friendship, and strengthening bilateral economic and academic ties.

In a reciprocal gesture of appreciation, Ambassador Annab presented Governor OIGAWA with a “Trail Passport” for the “Jordan Trail.”   This symbolic gesture not only acknowledges the importance of our relationship but also emphasizes the value we place on connecting our two regions. Ambassador Annab also extended a warm invitation to Governor OIGAWA to visit Jordan, eagerly anticipating his arrival in the near future.

As Jordan and Japan prepare to celebrate the 70th anniversary of  diplomatic relations in 2024, we are enthused about the forthcoming collaboration between the regional “Hitachi-no-Kuni Trail” in Ibaraki and the Jordan Trail. This collaboration promises to further enrich our cultural and tourism ties. Moreover, numerous initiatives aimed at promoting mutual cooperation are currently underway, signaling a deepening of our bilateral relations.

About the Jordan Trail:

The Jordan Trail is a long-distance hiking trail in Jordan connecting the length of Jordan from Um Qais in the north to Aqaba in the south. Offering 40 days of hiking over more than 675 kilometers of trail, and traveling through 75 villages and towns on its way. The trail traverses the diverse landscapes and vistas of the country, from the rolling wooded hills of the north, the rugged wadis, and cliffs overlooking the Jordan Rift Valley, the rose rock of Petra, the dramatic sands and towering mountains in Wadi Rum, to the crystal waters of the Red Sea.

As you walk the Jordan Trail, it becomes a journey through the history of Jordan and an encounter with its diverse culture. Traveling the length of the country enables a chance to peel through the different layers of culture, to taste the varied cuisines of Jordan, encounter locals while walking, and spending your nights in their home-stays. It is also an opportunity to learn the history of Jordan, the different civilizations who have made their marks on the land. The trail moves through major historical sites in the region such as Um Qais, Jerash, and Petra, while also harboring hidden ruins resting amongst the land.

This website contains many of your tools to start planning your hike on the Jordan Trail, including information about the route, tips to prepare for your journey, and a list of groups and companies leading walks on the trail. It is a trail that is still growing and developing therefore we invite participation in the development and maintenance of the trail, building a strong community around it and the Jordanian outdoors. If you have information about a part of the trail, photographs, or resources on travel logistics, share them!