Cultural cooperation is one of the important areas of Ukrainian-Jordanian relations. Significant further development of cooperation in cultural field between Kyiv and Amman gave an official visit by Minister of Culture of Jordan A.Hader (May 2005) to Ukraine. As a result of Ukrainian-Jordanian negotiations was signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in culture and the program of activities in the field of cultural cooperation between the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Ukraine and the Ministry of Culture of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Significant event of bilateral cultural cooperation between Ukraine and Jordan became the Days of Jordanian culture in Ukraine. These actions took place from 12 to 17 September 2011 inVinnitsa, Zvenigorodka, Cherkasy and Kiev. During the Days of Jordanian culture in Ukraine the following events were organized: the National folk ensemble performance of Jordan and singer Violeta al-Yousef, a photo exhibition "Kinds of Jordan" and presented a film about the tourist potential of this Middle Eastern country. Jordanian delegation was headed by Acting Secretary General of the Ministry of Culture of Jordan Mohammed Abu Samaqa.
Another important momentum of bilateral cultural cooperation between Ukraine and Jordan was the taken decisions in 2013 by municipalities of Amman and Madaba to name one of streets in the Jordanian capital and Madaba by the name of Taras Shevchenko.
In the second half of March 2014 on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Great poet Greater Amman Municipality renamed al-Umuma Street to Taras Shevchenko. It should be noted that Jordan has become the first among 22 Arabian countries, where T. Shevchenko Street appeared and the Embassy of Ukraine in Amman has become the first Ukrainian foreign diplomatic mission in the world which is located on the street named after the Great Kobzar. In addition, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is the only country in the Arab world, which has named a street in its capital by the name of the great Ukrainian poet and artist Taras Shevchenko.
In April 2014, at the request of the Ambassador of Ukraine to Jordan, Jordanian talented interpreter Ruslan Ayyash translated the words of world famous Ukrainian folk song “Reve ta stogne Dnipr shyrokyi (The mighty Dnieper roars and bellows)” (written by T. Shevchenko) in Arabic. It should be emphasized that this was the only second poetic work of Great Kobzar, which was translated in Arabic. The first one - "Zapovit" - was translated in 1910 by an outstanding Lebanese writer and poet Mikhail Nuayme. In November 2014 during the protocol event dedicated to the Day the Ukrainian Literature and Language, it was the first time when the song "Reve ta stogne Dnipr shyrokyi" sounded in Arabic. Talented Ukrainian student Anna Nelup, who studied at the University of Jordan sung this song. On the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of establishment diplomatic relations between Ukraine and Jordan, Jordanian opera singer Zeina Barhoum held a concert in Lviv Philharmonic in February 2017, during which she professionally sung song "Reve ta stogne Dnipr shyrokyi" written by Taras Shevchenko in Arabic.
On early December 2014 in Jordanian capital the Memorial plague was set in honor of the Great Ukrainian Kobzar. At the request of the Ambassador of Ukraine Dr. Serhiy Pasko the leading Jordanian company «A.W.Yassin & Sons Co / Orientals Jerusalem Art Stone» produced and installed the Memorial plaque made from Italian Laza Bianco Marble. On the Memorial plaque (size 100x60 cm) there are a portrait of the Great Ukrainian Kobzar and inscription in Arabic, Ukrainian and English: «This street is named after Taras Shevchenko - the great Ukrainian poet and artist to mark the 200th anniversary of his birth. The decision was issued by GreatAmmanMunicipality in March 2014».
Another important event in the framework of Ukrainian-Jordanian cultural cooperation was the grand opening of "Park of Ukrainian-Jordanian friendship." On March 9, 2015 in honor of anniversary of Taras Shevchenko birth, H.E. Ambassador of Ukraine to Jordan Serhiy Pasko and H.E. Mayor of Amman Akel Biltadji opened the Park of Ukrainian-Jordanian Friendship. At the entrance to the Park, which begins on the Great Poet street, where the Ukrainian diplomatic mission is located, the Memorial plate was put with inscription: “In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful. Under the patronage of H.E. Mayor of the Grater Amman Municipality Akel Biltaji and H.E. Ambassador of Ukraine Serhiy Pasko and with the assistance from God this park was opened within the Municipality initiative “Amman our Mother, Amman the city that reads” and in order to commemorate the memory of Ukrainian poet and artist Taras Shevchenko. Amman, 09.03.2015”. After the official opening ceremony Ukrainian community, Jordanian citizens planted more that a hundred trees, in particular seventy-five Ukrainian trees - walnut, oak, chestnut, juniper, purple, rowan, viburnum, which were bought in the NationalBotanic Garden named after M.M.Hryshko. As part of events devoted to celebration of the 201st anniversary of Taras Shevchenko’s birth and for assistance in renaming the street after Great Kobraz in Amman, Ambassador of Ukraine to Jordan Dr. Serhiy Pasko handed to Jordanian officials Mr. Muhammad Ennab (graduate from Kyiv institute of light industry in 1982) and Mr. Nidal Aquili (graduate from Kharkiv institute of municipal economy in 1982) by jubilee medals of Ukrainian Cultural Fund “For the faithful to covenants of Kobzar”.
Later, dedicated to the various key dates and Ukrainian state holidays, in this Park were planted more than 700 trees, including oak and pine. Thus, in the capital of Jordan, was created a corner of Ukrainian culture and nature: Str. T.Shevchenko, two plaques and Park Ukrainian-Jordanian friendship. This gave a great spiritual growth for members of the Ukrainian community living in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
During 2005-2007 inJordan were a number of tours of children's dance groups from Ukraine, who participated in the International Festival "Global Village" and Jerash international festival of culture and art. Also in summer 2013 and 2015 an children's art group from Cherkasy "Kvitohray" and folk art team, winner of international and national competitions, vocal and choreographic ensemble of Kyiv "Zernyatko" participated in an International summer camp "Grow in Jordan".
In Amman there is a dance school "Freeway". The head of school is a citizen of Ukraine Maxim Ayyad. Every year, members of the school make two or three dance performances that are dedicated to prominent Ukrainian holidays and significant events.
Another important event in the framework of Ukrainian-Jordanian cultural cooperation was held art exhibition "Jordan eyes of Ukrainian artists" in the Royal Cultural Centre from October 26 till November 2, 2011, dedicated to the 20th Anniversary of Ukraine's independence and the 20th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and Jordan. Art works of Ukrainian artists M.Ralko, S.Adamenko, V.Gyreva and M.Syrotenko were displayed in the Royal Cultural Centre.
In 2016 four fashion shows of leading Ukrainian designers were held in Jordan for the first time, and in December there was organized an individual exhibitions of the famous Ukrainian artist I.Marchuk, who is included in list of the top 100 geniuses of our time, and H.Popinovoyi - who is a representative of 100-year dynasty of Ukrainian artists. In April 2018 at the RoyalCulturalCenter the exhibition of art works «Voice of my Soul» of Ukrainian artist, laureate of Shevchenko National Prize Ivan Marchuk was held for the second time in Amman.
On the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of Ukraine's Independence from August 27 till September 3, 2016 Academic ensemble of folk instruments from Ternopil Philharmonic Hall «Veseli Halychany» visited Jordan. They made performances in the ancient Roman theatre in Amman, the ancient Roman theatre in city of Jerash, in five-star hotels «Marriott» in the Jordanian capital and «Movenpick» on Dead Sea, as well as in the GreekOrthodoxSchool in Madaba.
Special attention of the Ukrainian Embassy was focused on the 85th Anniversary of the Holodomor of 1932-1933 inUkraine, a genocide of the Ukrainian people. In 2017-2018 the Embassy of Ukraine held a work with the members of the Senate and the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Jordan regarding adoption a resolution of the Jordanian Parliament on recognizing the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as a genocide of the Ukrainian people in Ukraine.
In December 2017 and 2018, Ukrainian diplomatic mission in Amman organized and held two thematic exhibitions about the Holodomor in Jordanian capital. At the beginning of the events Ambassador of Ukraine Dr. Serhiy Pasko delivered a speechs, in which he informed the heads and diplomats of foreign missions in the Kingdom, representatives of local media, Ukrainian and Jordanian communities about the genocide of the Ukrainian nation in 1932-1933, committed by Bolshevik regime in order to subdue Ukrainians. Ukrainian talented poet Victoria Brychkova - Abu Qadum read her author’s poems, dedicated to the Holodomor. On September 3, 2018 Ukrainian community and diplomats joined and held Intenational action "Let's burn a candle of memory!”
On September 6-12, 2018 Jordan International Film Festival was held in Amman. During 5 days of the contest, the professional judgment comity reviewed over 20 films from different countries including 2 from Ukraine. Movie of Ukrainian filmmaker Igor Parfenov “The Outcast” about difficult choice of a man who keeps in his hand a life of a newborn child won in nomination for the best music score. During the awarding ceremony Ambassador of Ukraine to Jordan Dr. Serhiy Pasko received the Petra Award from the hands of the Minister of Culture Basma Nsour. The Awards was transferred to the Cimena House in Kyiv, where it was solemnly presented to the filmmaker.
On September 8, 2018 in Jordan with the participation of the Ukrainian community and staff of the Embassy the XIV Children festival was held under patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Raja Bint Talal. At the festival Ukraine was presented by activists of NGO “Ukrainian House in Jordan” and children group“UA-kids” with their performance of Ukrainian songs. Also the guests had an opportunity to taste the dishes of Ukrainian kitchen.
The Embassy of Ukraine in Jordan each year participates in the annual charity fairs (diplomatic and Christmas) under the patronage of HRH Princess Basma Bint Talal and a member of the Hashemite Royal Family HRH Prince Raad Bin Zeid.
On February 22, 2019 a significant cultural event took place in the capital of Jordan – for the first time the frontman of the well-known Ukrainian band SKAI Oleh Sobchuk arrived to Amman with the acoustic concert. The concert was organized by Ukrainian activist and clerical figure pastor Mikhail Reznik with the assistance of the Embassy of Ukraine in Amman and participation of NGO "Ukrainian House in Jordan". The audience was able to enjoy the quality of contemporary Ukrainian music in live performance.