Under the patronage of the University of Jordan President (UJ) Prof. Abdulkarim Al-Qudah, the Department of Asian Languages at the School of Foreign Languages held a cultural festivity under the theme: "The Crossroads of Jordanian and Asian Cultures" on Thursday, March 7th.
The event aimed at expanding the students' knowledge about the different countries, traditions and languages of Asia.
The cultural festivity saw the attendance of diplomats and cultural attachés, academics, students, and visitors from outside the university.
In his welcome address on behalf of President Al-Qudah, Vice President Prof. Ahmad Majdoubeh explained that UJ is keen to organize various kinds of cultural activities as it can promote cultural openness, tolerance and the exchange of ideas and knowledge among university students.
The event included a variety of activities and folkloric performances reflecting the cultural heritage of the peoples of Turkey, Russia, Korea, China, Japan and Indonesia.
The students also recited Mahmoud Darwish's most famous poem "To My Mother" in all the Asian languages taught at UJ. In addition, performances of Korean Taekwondo, Chinese Kungfu, and a re-enactment of a Turkish wedding ceremony were also presented.