January 2016

Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta visited the Baptism Site on the Jordan River.

Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta, on Saturday 10th of October, visited the Baptism Site on the Jordan River, where Jesus Christ was baptized by John the Baptist.

He was welcomed to the site by His Excellency, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Nayef al-Fayez and other officials who briefed Prime Minister Ponta on the importance of the site as a destination for Christian pilgrims. The Baptism Site, otherwise known as Bethany Beyond the Jordan, was officially announced as a UNESCO World Heritage Site earlier this year.