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Saudis, Egypt to work closely in tourism and antiquities | Arab News


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KSA, Egypt to work closely in tourism and antiquities





RASHID HASSAN

Published — Friday 15 January 2016
Last update 15 January 2016 3:53 am

RIYADH: The Kingdom and Egypt pledged to work closely in order to enrich their experiences in the field of tourism and antiquities and further enhance bilateral cooperation.
This was revealed after a meeting between Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH) and Nasser Hamdy Zaghloul, the new ambassador of Egypt in Riyadh, an SCTNH official said here on Thursday.
During the meeting the SCTNH chief and the Egyptian envoy discussed a number of issues concerning mutual cooperation.
“They discussed cooperation between the two countries and the potential to further enhance opportunities especially in the field of travel and tourism and the antiquities sector,” the official said.
Moreover, the SCTNH president stressed the importance of signing a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) seeking cooperation in antiquities, museums and urban heritage, besides putting into effect the valid MoU that was signed earlier between the SCTNH and the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism, especially in the exchange of experience and training in tourism areas.
The MoU will bolster travel and tourism in the two countries as the key sector represents a strong pillar of economic development worldwide.
Bilateral cooperation in the field of tourism usually receives a boost as the MoU is signed to strengthen economic development in the respective countries.
Furthermore, Prince Sultan, during the meeting, also congratulated the envoy on his appointment as the new Egyptian ambassador in Riyadh and wished him success in his future endeavors for further enhancing the distinguished and brotherly relations between the Kingdom and Egypt.
Zaghloul, along with 20 other ambassadors from Muslim, Arab and other countries, presented their credentials to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman here at Yamamah Palace on Jan. 6, 2016.
The Kingdom and Egypt enjoy a very strong relationship, which is historical, deep rooted and based on mutual friendship and interests.