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Queen Rania visits Salt, meets with residents

By JT - Jul 28,2019 - Last updated at Jul 28,2019

Her Majesty Queen Rania meets with residents of Salt on Sunday (Photo courtesy of the Royal Court)

AMMAN — Her Majesty Queen Rania on Sunday met with a group of young Jordanian men and women from Salt during a visit to Balqa Governorate, and learned about their work in the local community. 

Queen Rania also met with Fatmeh Al Zou’bi, owner and manager of a traditional guesthouse that employs local women, who showed her around the guesthouse and introduced her to employees, a number of whom run their own small businesses, according to a statement from Her Majesty’s Office. 

The female entrepreneurs shared their stories with Queen Rania detailing the economic benefits of managing self-owned businesses, the statement said. 

In a meeting with a group of active young Jordanians who gathered at Jordan Heritage Café in Salt, Her Majesty heard about their involvement in several local initiatives and contributions to their community and their efforts to boost tourism in the governorate by promoting Salt’s heritage and its picturesque destinations. 

The Queen then walked along Al Khader Street and stopped by St George Church, which was built in 1682 and renovated in 2004 by Salt’s Christian and Muslim communities.

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