Turkish Ambassador Visits UJ
Monday, February 06, 2017 
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Turkish Ambassador in Amman, Murat Karagoz, on Thursday, visited the University of Jordan (UJ) and met with President Prof. Azmi Mahafzah.


Mahafzah, in his remark during the meeting, commended the historic and deep-rooted relations between Jordan and Turkey and the solid cultural ties between the peoples of the two countries.


The friendly and positive relations between the two countries have reflected positively on joint academic and scientific cooperation at the level of higher education institutions, Mahafzah stated.


Mahafzah also expressed UJ's keenness to further promote and consolidate cooperation with Turkish universities.


Moreover, the Ambassador visited UJ's Center for Strategic Studies (CSS) and met with its Director Prof. Musa Shteiwi. The two discussed aspects of bilateral cooperation and agreed to hold a joint conference to mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Jordan and Turkey.


Karagoz congratulated UJ for the tangible progress CSS has made in latest edition of the Global Go To Think Tank Index Report.


The Center was ranked first among research centers and think tanks in the Middle East and North Africa.


The report, which is released annually by the Think Tank and Civil Societies Programme at the University of Pennsylvania, has ranked CSS 133rd among the top 150 centers.


In addition, Ambassador Karagöz met with teachers and students of the Turkish Language section at the School of Foreign Languages. The School's Dean Prof. Mahmoud Al Shura'a attended the meeting.
Al Shura'a praised efforts of the Turkish embassy and the Turkish International Cooperation Agency (TIKA) to promote scientific and cultural cooperation with the School and the support provided for the Turkish Corner based at the School's premises.

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