Muscat, The Sultanate, represented by the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism, is taking part in the 47th session of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Regional Commission for the Middle East and the inauguration ceremony of the UNWTO’s Middle East Bureau, as well as a conference on Tourism Recovery in the Region, being held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The Sultanate’s delegation is headed by Salim Mohammed al-Mahrouqi, Minister of Heritage and Tourism.
The two-day event sees participation of the UNWTO Secretary-General, tourism ministers from the Middle East and from other invited friendly countries, as well as representatives from member countries, which include the Sultanate of Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates.
The meeting discusses a range of topics, such as the UNWTO Secretary-General’s report, the Middle East’s coordination protocol standards, nominations and elections for the primary apparatuses and the affiliated organizations. It also reviews the UNWTO’s projects.
During the conference themed “Tourism Recovery in the Region” the experiences of sisterly and friendly countries in the tourism field, and the challenges imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic and their solutions will be reviewed.
Several side meetings will be held with the Minister of Heritage and Tourism on joint cooperation fields.
Source: Oman News Agency