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Jordan

Greece has an Embassy in Amman, and Jordan has an Embassy in Athens.

Political Relations

The excellent level of Greek-Jordanian bilateral relations is reflected in the two countries’ close cooperation on issues of regional and international interest, both bilaterally and within the framework of international organizations. Jordanian society’s very positive view of Greece is contributed to significantly by the fact that a large number of Jordanians (over 2,500) are graduates of Greece universities. In terms of military cooperation, Greece has provided a large number of scholarships to all of its military academies, and particularly for military medi-cal training.

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem, which traditionally has a prominent position in Jordanian society, with a congregation of at least 120,000 faithful, is another strong spiritual tie between Greece and Jordan. On 10 June 2014, Jordanian Foreign Minister Judeh carried out a working visit to Greece for bilateral consultations, following which he participated in the Meeting of EU and Arab League Foreign Ministers (10-11 June 2014).

The constructive role the Hashemite Kingdom plays in the efforts to restart the peace process on the Palestinian question, on the basis of a two-state solution, which is – as is well known – a longstanding position of Greece, is of particular importance. Jordan, like Greece, is in favor of avoiding all unilateral action that might undermine the reopening of the direct negotiations between the Palestinians and Israelis.

Our country, recognizing the particular burden Jordan is shouldering due to the hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees who have taken refuge on Jordanian territory, supports all international efforts – particularly within the framework of the EU – to provide assistance to Jordan.

Cultural Relations and Greek Community

There are some 500 Greeks living in Jordan, most of whom are Greek women married to Jordanian nationals who, in many cases, have studied at Greek educational institutions. There are about 15 Greek families in which both are Greek. The Jerusalem Patriarchate has founded an Arabic-language Greek Orthodox school, top graduates of which are awarded scholarships for further studies in Greece.

The main Greek association is the “Association of Greek Women of Jordan”, which is active in the social and cultural sectors. A Parent-Teacher Association has been set up to support the Greek community school and promote the teaching of Greek language and culture to young Greeks, who are active through the “Association of Greek Youth of Jordan”.

The Greek Orthodox faithful in Jordan are estimated at some 120,000, most of whom are Arabic speaking. There are currently 29 Greek Orthodox churches – with that number on the increase – which come under the Jerusalem Patriarchate (seat: Metropolis of Philadelphia, Amman).

Useful Information

Click here for information regarding the visa requirements for Greek citizens who want to travel to Jordan.

Click here for information regarding visa requirements for  citizens of Jordan who want to travel to Greece.

Jordan-Contact details for Greek Missions

Embassy in Amman

Address : 7. Suleiman Youssef Sukkar Str,11180, Amman, (P.O.Box 35069)
Tel. : (009626)  5922724-5
Fax : 5927622
Emergency phone: 00962 795693000
E-mail :
Web Site: www.mfa.gr/jordan

Head of Mission: Vasileios Bornovas

Consular Office in Amman

Address : 7. Suleiman Youssef Sukkar Str,11180, Amman, (P.O.Box 35069)
Tel. : (009626) 5922724-5
Fax : 5927622
E-mail :  
Booking an Appointment for VISA Application:

1. Consular Section:
Tel.: (00962) 795723000

2. VFS facilities:
Tel.: (009626) 4001004
Mob.: (009626) 797922221
Address: Galleria Mall, Sweifia, 4th Floor, Amman, Jordan
Web site: http://www.vfsglobal.com/greece/jordan/index.html

Head of Consular Section: Panagiotis Karydis

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