Egypt, Greece to sign MoU on tourism cooperation
Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou - YOUM7
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CAIRO: Egypt’s Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou will sign a memorandum of understanding Sunday with his Greek counterpart Elena Kountoura with the view to deepen the bilateral cooperation between Egypt and Greece in the tourism field, Youm7 reported.

The MoU involves launching tourism Investments that will create employment opportunities for the nationals in both countries in addition to collaborating and sharing expertise in the area of research, policy planning and monitoring.

Kountoura, who is currently visiting Cairo following the invitation of Zaazou, has met with the chairman of the Egyptian Tourism Promotion Authority Organization, Samy Mahmoud and the president of the Federation of Travel Agents, Elhamy al Zayat.

The minister is also scheduled to meet with representatives and members of the Greek Community in Egypt and representatives of the Patriarchate of Alexandria.

Egypt’s tourism sector, which represents 11 percent of the country’s GDP, has been suffering from ongoing shocks ever since the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak.

Europe accounts for 72 percent of annual incoming tourism to Egypt, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism.

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