King Hussein and Queen Alia celebrated Arbor Day in Jordan on Thursday (1 February). The?
King Hussein and Queen Alia celebrated Arbor Day in Jordan on Thursday (1 February). The Royal couple helped plant several trees at a ceremony at the University of Jordan in Amman.
Following the ceremony the king and Queen were escorted around the University's amenities before attending a tea party.
Arbor Day in Jordan is considered a national feasting event because of the profits Jordan obtains from the tree. On Thursday the Ministry of Agriculture announced plans to plat five million trees throughout the country in 1973.
SYNOPSIS: The Jordan University in Amman was the centre of Jordan's Arbor Day celebrations on Thursday. King Hussein helped students plant a tree in the University grounds. Arbor Day is considered a national feast day in Jordan because of the country's profit from the tree.
Queen Alia was also at the University to help in the tree-planting ceremony.
Later the Royal couple were escorted around the University. The three Faculty Deans, Doctor Samra, Doctor Daker and Doctor Tashin explained the University's future plans to the king and Queen.
After the brief tour King Hussein and Queen Alia were invited by the Deans to the boardroom for refreshments. Over a cup of tea King Hussein discussed the University's achievements since it was established in 1962.
The Royal couple were escorted from the University by hundreds of students attending the Arbor Day ceremonies. King Hussein shook hands with may of his young supporters before he and Queen Alia drove away. Earlier, as part of Jordan's Arbor Day celebrations, the Ministry of Agriculture announced plans to plat five million trees throughout the country this year.