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Thursday 1 July 2021

Saudi Minister of Tourism Stresses Importance of UNWTO GA Scheduled for October in Marrakech

Saudi Minister of Tourism Stresses Importance of UNWTO GA Scheduled for October in Marrakech

Saudi Minister of Tourism, Ahmed bin Aqeel Al Khateeb, stressed, Wednesday in Rabat, the importance of the 24th session of the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (WTO), to be held next October in Marrakech.

During a meeting with Minister of Tourism, Crafts, Air Transport and Social Economy, Nadia Fettah Alaoui, the Saudi Minister said that his country will work with Morocco in order to ensure the success of this General Assembly's proceedings, noting that this international event will address the challenges and prospects for the development of global tourism.

This General Assembly will be an opportunity to discuss important projects meant to boost global tourism, he said, adding that the sector has faced unprecedented challenges during the year 2020 due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Morocco's hosting of the 24th session of this General Assembly will highlight the tourism potentialities of the Arab region and tackle issues affecting the region in the field of tourism.

In addition, Al Khateeb commended the conduct of the immunization campaign against Covid-19 in Morocco, stressing that the progress made at the epidemiological level allows the Kingdom to welcome foreign tourists.

It is worth to mention that the Saudi Minister of Tourism, on a working visit to Morocco, had also talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccans Abroad, Nasser Bourita.

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