Special visit from Jordanian Ambassador to Saffron Walden
PUBLISHED: 09:00 02 November 2016
The Jordanian Ambassador, Mazen Houmoud, was in Saffron Walden on Saturday speaking about the Syrian refugee crisis.
Along with town councillors and the mayor, Councillor Sarfraz Anjum and deputy mayor Richard Freeman, Mr Homoud spoke to the council chamber about the challenges the crisis presented.
Syria has taken in more than 630,000 people since 2011.
The Jordanian government has allocated 160,000 government jobs to the refugees.
Mr Houmoud talked about the strong historical and economic relationship between the UK and Jordan, before a question and answer session.
Mayor Sarfraz Anjum said: “I am delighted that the Jordanian Ambassador and his wife visited our beautiful town and met our wonderful residents.” The ambassador was presented with a book about the history of Saffron Walden as a gift from the town, and he said that because the town is so beautiful, he would recommend it to the King of Jordan.