Arab Ministers Meet in Algiers to Tap Large Potential of Tourism

Published June 8th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Arab ministers of tourism and officials in charge of tourism and transport federation in 22 Arab states met in Algiers Wednesday, reported  

The meeting was held in the framework of the 3rd session of the Arab ministerial council for tourism.  

It also being held at a time when the Arab states faces a challenge to prove the role played by tourism to support economic development and to make it a basic element of the gross national product (GNP), the agency said, quoting an Algerian tourism as saying. 

The agency quoted news reports as saying that the share of the Arab states of international tourism does not exceed percent although the Arab states constitute 4 percent of the world's total population.  

The officials added that the council will issue recommendation in conclusion of its meetings that will set a charter which defines the framework of inter-Arab tourism cooperation at the level of drawing joint investment policies, according to the agency - 


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