Egyptian Tourism Minister Yehia Rashed speaks during an interview with Reuters at his office in Cairo, Egypt, April 7, 2016 (Reuters)
Egypt has been re-elected as a member of the Executive Council of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) for a four-year term, Egypt's tourism ministry said on Tuesday.
Egypt was elected with a majority vote during the UNWTO's 22nd General assembly titled ‘Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals, Journey to 2030,’ which is being held in Chengdu China from 11 to 16 September, the ministry said in a statement emailed to Ahram Online.
Egypt was also chosen to host the 44th meeting of the UNWTO Commission for the Middle East in the first half of 2018.
The UNWTO Executive Council, which comprises 33 member states, is the governing body that ensures that the organisation's decisions and recommendations are implemented.
The council meets at least twice a year. The term for elected members is four years.