A ministerial meeting between Egypt and the UAE took place, on Sunday, to discuss bilateral cooperation in the fields of tourism and aviation.
Present at the meeting were Egypt’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled El-Anani and Minister of Civil Aviation Mohammed Manar Enaba, and the UAE’s Minister of Business and Small and Medium Enterprises in charge of tourism Ahmed Balhul Falasi, Daily News Egypt reported.
The meeting was held on the sidelines of Egypt’s participation at the 28th Arab Tourism Market (ATM) 2021, which is taking place in Dubai from 16 to 19 May.
The two sides discussed Egypt and the UAE’s experiences in containing the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, the repercussions of the global health crisis, and the efforts made to ensure the tourism sector’s recovery.
El-Anani said that the two countries adopted the same approach and policy in respectively resuming tourism in light of the repercussions of this crisis. Both countries were able to keep their tourism industries going, whilst maintaining the health and safety of workers in the sector, citizens, and tourists.
Enaba said that Egyptian airports are applying hygiene and safety regulations alongside preventive measures recommended globally by international health and aviation organizations.
He gave reassurances about the safety of these precautionary measures in place at Egyptian airports and airlines, to reduce the spread of the coronavirus and provide a safe trip for all visitors.
During the meeting, Falasi thanked the two Ministers for Egypt’s participation at the ATM 2021. He also congratulated El-Anani on the success of the Pharaoh’s Golden Parade, which he noted was an extraordinary event that received worldwide praise.
Meanwhile, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group, along with H.E. Sultan Al Mansouri, received Monday an official government delegation from Egypt at Arabian Travel Market, the Middle East’s leading travel and tourism exhibition, Emirates reported.
The Egyptian government delegation was headed by H.E Mohamed Manar, Minister of Aviation; H.E Khaled El-Enany, Minister of Tourism & Antiquities; Bassem Samy Abdelkarim, Assistant Minister of Civil Aviation for International, Commercial and Media Affairs; Amro Abuelenien, Chairman of Egyptair Holding Company; and Nevine El-Aref, Media Advisor to the Minister of Antiquities.
The dignitaries explored opportunities to increase tourism flows between the UAE and Egypt. The delegation also discussed Emirates’ services to Egypt, and the airline’s ongoing contribution to the recovery of trade and tourism in the country.