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‘Garden of the Good’ launched in Jordan to celebrate ‘the righteous’

31 Oct 2017

Officials from the Italian embassy, Gardens of the Righteous Worldwide (Gariwo), a non-profit organisation that deals with culture, education and memory, and EcoPeace Middle East, on Monday inaugurated a “Garden of the Good” at a public park in the north of Jordan, according to a statement from Gariwo.

The garden, inside the Sharhabil Ben Hassneh EcoPark, includes seven trees planted in memory of Jordanians who dedicated their life in the service of their nation, like Jordanian Air Force pilot Muath Al Kasasbeh, who was captured and burned to death by the Daesh terror group after his jet crashed over Syria early 2015. 

This is the second Gariwo-sponsored garden in the Arab world after Tunisia, the statement said. A representative of the Ministry of Culture, along with several parliamentarians, local dignitaries and families of the honoured Jordanians, attended the event.

Delivering a speech on behalf of the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Angelino Alfano, Italian Ambassador to Jordan Giovanni Brauzzi said Rome commended the “setting up of the Garden of the Good” in Jordan to celebrate “the righteous”.

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