Today, Ahmed Issa, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, received Ambassador Amjad Al-Adayleh, Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Cairo, to discuss ways to enhance tourism and archaeological cooperation between Jordan and Egypt.
The meeting was attended by Minister Plenipotentiary Dalia Abdel Fattah, General Supervisor of the General Department of International Relations and Agreements at the Ministry.
The Minister of Tourism and Antiquities began the meeting by welcoming the ambassador, stressing the depth of the distinguished relations between the two brotherly countries at the governmental and popular levels, stressing the importance of maximizing bilateral cooperation in the tourism and archaeological fields and working to strengthen the capabilities of the tourism sector.
During the meeting, the Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan congratulated the minister on assuming his post as Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, expressing his wishes that the coming period would witness more cooperation between the two countries at the tourism and archaeological level.
He also stressed that Egypt is one of the first tourist destinations that Jordanian tourists prefer to visit. During his speech, he referred to the twinning agreement that was signed last November between the cities of Luxor in Egypt and Petra in Jordan, pointing to the importance of working to advance joint tourism marketing.
The meeting also dealt with discussing ways of bilateral cooperation between Egypt and Jordan at the tourism and archaeological level and revitalizing the tourism movement between the two countries, in addition to moving forward towards implementing joint tourism and promotional programs to promote the tourist and archaeological sites in the two countries at the inter- and international level, and the different tourism products that distinguish Jordan and Egypt. Cultural, beach and recreational, in addition to working on exchanging experiences in the field of antiquities restoration and training archaeologists to qualify teams of experts and technicians in these areas that witness global interest and development.
The importance of moving forward to continue the steps that have been achieved in the fields of inter-tourist cooperation, especially the follow-up to the implementation of the executive program for cooperation in the field of tourism that was signed between the Ministries of Tourism and Antiquities in Egypt and Jordan, as well as a twinning agreement between the Jordanian cities of Petra and Luxor in Egypt in last november.
The meeting also touched on the existing coordination between the relevant work teams between the two countries to expand the framework of cooperation, benefit and encourage inter-tourist exchange and the competitive advantages that each enjoys.