Saudi Arabia, Egypt to bolster tourism ties

Saudi Arabia, Egypt to bolster tourism ties
Updated 28 November 2014

Saudi Arabia, Egypt to bolster tourism ties

Saudi Arabia, Egypt to bolster tourism ties

The Kingdom plans to boost tourism ties with the Arab world, particularly Egypt, at the 17th Conference of Arab Tourism Ministers taking place in Cairo this week, said Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities.
Prince Sultan arrived in Cairo on Wednesday night and was welcomed by the Egyptian Minister of Tourism Hesham Zaazou, the Saudi Ambassador to Egypt and the Arab League Ahmad Al-Qattan, and Fahd Al-Fuhaid, president of the Jeddah-based Arab Tourism Organization.
Before leaving the airport, Prince Sultan spoke to reporters about the Kingdom’s relations with Egypt. “My visit here is to express our continuous support as Saudis for Egypt and its people, not only to attend the conference,” he said.
“The visit is a reflection of the deep concern of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah and Crown Prince Salman for the well-being of Egypt and its people, and to build on the already strong and long-standing ties between the two brotherly countries,” he said.
The conference, chaired by the Iraq tourism and antiquities minister, Adel Al-Shershab, will discuss 18 items including an Arab tourism strategy, and streamlining the flow of tourists between countries in the region by looking at issues such as visas.
There would also be discussion on security issues, decision on the annual Arab tourism capital, and a prize for top restaurants.