Minister of state for antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim (Photo: AL-Ahram)
In an attempt to push forward Egypt’s tourism industry, Prime Minister Hisham Qandil has formed a new ministerial committee comprised of the tourism, endowments and antiquities ministries. The committee will draw up a comprehensive strategy to promote Egypt as a distinguished tourist destination.
Mohamed Ibrahim, minister of state for antiquities, said that responsibility for raising the tourism industry should not be thrown only on the shoulders of the Ministry of Tourism but should also be borne by all who work in the tourism field and associated industries.
“Reinvigorating Egypt’s tourism industry is a national priority that requires coordinated efforts,” Ibrahim said.
Members of the new committee will meet every month to discuss developments in the industry and to find ways to resolve any problems that surface.