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Foreign minister to rely on ambassadors to revive tourism

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Egyptian ambassadors will request that foreign governments lessen their restrictions on tourism traffic, especially on the areas in which the curfew is not imposed such as the Red Sea and Sharm Al-Sheikh.

Beach tourism represents 80% of all of the sector’s revenues. Three months’ worth of revenues from this sector are actually enough to match the amount of money being considered as part of the country’s pending IMF loan package (file photo: AFP)

Egyptian ambassadors will request that foreign governments lessen their restrictions on tourism traffic, especially on the areas in which the curfew is not imposed such as the Red Sea and Sharm Al-Sheikh.
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Foreign minister Nabil Fahmy has tasked Egyptian ambassadors with encouraging Egyptian tourism in foreign countries, according to an official statement issued last Tuesday.

Egyptian ambassadors will request that foreign governments lessen their restrictions on tourism traffic, especially on the areas in which the curfew is not imposed such as the Red Sea and Sharm Al-Sheikh.

In the statement, Badr Abdelatty, spokesman for foreign ministry, said that the initiatives of the foreign minister come within a systematic plan and that “the ministry has put this plan to help restore foreign investment and reopen the international tourism market in Egypt as key points to recuperate the Egyptian economy.”

In light of these developments, the Indonesian ambassador visited Egypt to launch the new agreement between Egypt and Indonesia with Abel Aziz Fadel, the minister of Civil Aviation. The agreement will launch a new route between Cairo and Jakarta, the Indonesian capital, via Kuala Lampour, the Malaysian capital, and will start operating by the end of this year.

Suwandi stated that there are around 5500 student living in Egypt to receive their education at Al-Azhar University stressing that they are leading a normal life.

“There are no plans to evacuate Indonesian citizens from Egypt as the situation is stable and it has no negative effect on the Indonesians based there,” he said.

The Indonesian ambassador also requested to launch some new routes connecting Jakarta to Saint Catherine to serve Christian Indonesians who wish to visit the holy site.


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