Published on : Monday, June 7, 2021
Yesterday i.e. Sunday, Saudi Arabia and Greece signed a cooperation agreement related to sustainable coastal and marine tourism.
In Athens, the Tourism Minister of the Kingdom, Ahmed Al-Khateeb, and Greek Tourism Minister, Harry Theoharis, signed the agreement on the sidelines of the Conference on Coastal and Maritime Tourism.
The Saudi Press Agency reported that both sides have assured their commitment to the sustainable development of coastal and marine tourism in their respective countries.
The agreement comprises knowledge exchange and best investment related practice, human capital development, training, event organization, and marketing and promotion to support sustainable coastal and marine tourism.
To quote Al-Khateeb, “This is a positive step taken by Saudi Arabia and Greece, and it is one of the fruits of international cooperation that will achieve a more sustainable future for tourism and lead to addressing the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic on the global tourism sector.”
He has further added by saying that the Kingdom was committed to safeguard its marine and coastal environment and help country’s sustainable development and promote the booming tourism sector through its projects.
“Sustainability is a vital aspect of tourism’s future,” Al-Khateeb tweeted after the meeting, mentioned that he and Theoharis had conferred to share knowledge and best practices to expand sustainable coastal and maritime tourism in Greece and Saudi Arabia. He expressed his thanks to Theoharis for his partnership.
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