Saudi Arabia, Greece to Boost Tourism

Saudi Arabia, Greece to Boost TourismPrince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), and Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni signed here Monday a strategic accord to promote tourism between the two countries.
After signing the joint agreement, Prince Sultan told Arab News: “Greece is a beautiful country. It is a world-class cultural destination and Saudi Arabia will benefit a lot from its experience.
“We discussed many avenues including tourism, cultural exchanges and training programs for Saudis in the tourism sector,” the prince said.
The event was attended by SCTA’s top officials and Greek Ambassador to Riyadh Loannis Christofilis, who was accompanying the Greek high-level delegation.
Speaking about the salient features of the agreement, Kefalogianni told Arab News that Greece being the cradle of Western civilization and Saudi Arabia being the cradle of Arab civilization and a very important country in this region, it was decided to exchange know- how, best practices, and experiences of both countries.
“We believe that Saudi Arabia and Greece have a lot in common, a lot of experiences and know-how to share not only in terms of tourism but also with respect to restoring and showcasing history, culture and civilization,” the minister said.
The visiting minister invited Saudis to visit her country. “We would like to see more Saudis visiting Greece and more Greeks visiting Saudi Arabia and this is one of the reasons why we are here,” she said, adding: “We would like to exchange know-how and experiences in training, education and tourism.”


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