Following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for tourism cooperation between Greece and Egypt by acting-Minister of Economic Development and Tourism for Greece, Eleni Kountoura and her Egyptian counterpart, Minister of Tourism, Yehia Rashed in February, the first Greek-Egyptian Tourism Forum was recently held in Cairo in order to facilitate the immediate promotion of tourism cooperation between the two countries.
At the event’s launch, representatives of the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism thanked Kountoura for her presence and for Greece’s active support, and expressed their satisfaction with the organisation of the forum. The forum aimed to create new avenues for cooperation in the tourism sector – a priority sector for both countries.
Kountouras expressed support for the difficult times the Egyptian people are facing, and spoke of the important role tourism plays in ensuring stability, prosperity, security and development in the region as a whole. She also presented Greece’s strong output and expressed her support in the development of bilateral tourism relations with Egypt.
Travel professionals from both countries attended the forum, and within the framework of the event B2B meetings were held between Egyptian and Greek travel agents and tour operators in a bid to achieve immediate business agreements.
A meeting between the two ministers followed, where proposals for cooperation in the South East Mediterranean cruise sector for 2017 were discussed, as well as the organisation of a festival to promote culture and tourism.