Sultanate Participates in 10th OIC Islamic Conference of Tourism Ministers

Deliberations of the 10th Islamic

Conference of the ministers of tourism in the member’s states of the

Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) began in the Bangladeshi

Capital, Dhaka today. The Sultanate, represented by the Ministry of

Tourism, is taking part in the conference. The Sultanate’s participating

delegation is being led by Ahmed bin Nasser al-Meherzi, Minister of


The inauguration ceremony of the conference, which comes under

the theme ” Enhancing Regional Integration through Tourism” was held

under the patronage of Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh.

During this session, OIC Secretary General Dr. Yousef bin

Ahmed al-Othaimeen presented his report to the Ministers of Tourism of

the OIC Member States.

The report included the implementation of the OIC framework for

development and cooperation in the field of tourism in terms of

promoting Islamic tourism, celebratory activities of Islamic tourism

capitals, promotional tourism activities, organising tourist exhibitions,

establishing tourism portal, tourism capacity building programmes,

tourism publications, and tourism statistics and studies.

The conference also discussed the development of Islamic

cultural and heritage tourism, the strategic roadmap for the

development and promotion of Islamic tourism.

Dhaka is chosen as the “City of Tourism” for 2019 by the tourism

ministers of the OIC member states at the closing session of the 10th

Islamic Conference of Tourism Ministers (ICTM).

The conference, attended by high level representatives,

including 15 tourism ministers of 25 OIC member states, adopted the

Dhaka declaration to preserve and promote Islamic heritage worldwide.

Source: Oman News Agency