Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister meets UNWTO chief

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister meets UNWTO chief

DUBAI (RAHNUMA): Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan met with Zurab Pololikashvili, secretary general of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in Riyadh, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

During the meeting, which was also attended by Minister of Tourism Ahmed Al-Khateeb, the two sides reviewed the recent cabinet decision approving an agreement between the Kingdom and the UNWTO on establishing a regional office in the capital.

The decision was made based on “the Kingdom’s importance and its effective role in promoting tourism development in the region, in addition to being a global tourist destination that includes ancient historical and cultural areas,” the ministry said in a statement.

Prince Faisal also met with his counterpart from Burkina Faso, Alpha Barry, on Wednesday for talks.

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