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Renowned Egyptologist Zahi Hawass named UNWTO ambassador

This is the first time for an Egyptian to attain this title which entails responsiblity for promoting tourism around the world

MENA , Monday 5 Apr 2021
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Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Zurab Pololikashvili named renowned Egyptologist Zahi Hawass as a UNWTO ambassador.

This came during a ceremony, held at the Golden Hall in Manial Palace, by Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled El-Enani after the Pharaohs' Golden Parade to honor the chiefs of UNESCO and UNWTO along with a number of foreign tourism ministers.

This is the first time for an Egyptian to attain this title which entails responsiblity for promoting tourism not only in Egypt but also around the world.

In a statement on Sunday, Hawass said "It is a great honor not only for me, but also for Egypt," thanking President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi for giving due attention for heritage and the Egyptian civilization.

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