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Chinese envoy sees KSA as a major tourist destination

Chinese envoy sees KSA as a major tourist destination

JEDDAH (Rahnuma) : China’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Li Huaxin underlined that the Kingdom is set to be a major world tourist destination given its cultural, heritage, humanitarian and civilizational potential.

He also affirmed that if tourist visas are introduced for foreign delegations in the Kingdom, the number of Chinese tourists will increase considerably. Huaxin noted that 140 million Chinese visited various tourist destinations during the past year.

He lauded the steps made by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), saying that they represented ambitious plans to develop the tourism sector.

“The foreign visitors, when they go to the tourist destinations in the Kingdom, will be amazed by the symbolism deeply enshrined in the human and cultural heritage,” he said.

Huaxin also stressed that Saudi-Chinese relations have developed, especially in the area of culture, tourism and archaeological exploration.

This was reflected through the organization of the Saudi Archaeological Masterpieces Through the Ages exhibition, which is also known as “Roads of Arabia Expo” at the National Museum of Beijing from the end of 2016 to August 2017.

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