By- Fayza Mersal:
Hesham Zazou the Minister of Tourism confirmed that Egypt fights against terrorism and it will always be a place of safety and security, and that recent violent events in the country are caused by supporters of Mohamed Morsi former regime.
The ministry of Tourism organized a promotional trip for media representatives and Italian celebrities in the period between 5 and 7 September, in the presence of Major General Khaled Fouda South Sinai governor, Major General Mahmoud Hefnawy security manager and investors in Sharm elSheikh, with love cheers to Egypt from Italians and other people in the place.
The minister of tourism expressed his happiness for the presence of media and Italian celebrities in Sharm elSheikh, and that they will witness the stability in the region and transfer this image to the Italian society to motivate them to visit Egypt.
The minister announced that the Italian government has been always supportive to Egypt, and he asks them to lift the travel ban, he added that four million people work in the field of tourism in Egypt, and Italians can help them by visiting the country.
The minister confirmed that red sea places such as Sharm elSheikh , Hurgada, Safaga and others are completely safe, and tourists there are enjoying all kinds of tourism activity in that region.
It should be noted that the Italy is ranked fourth in the list of the top ten countries exporting tourism to Egypt, the country received during the period from January to July 2013 about 400 thousand Italian tourists, which is 5.1% increase from the same period in 2012