Meeting the head of China's national tourism organization and participating in tourism and sustainable development conference are in Mounesan's agenda as well. The bi-annual event will discuss how to advance the contribution of tourism to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and define the actions of the Organization for the period 2018-2019.
The Sultanate, represented by the Ministry of Tourism, is participating in the twenty-second session of the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organisation (WTO), the meeting of the Middle East Committee and the Committee on Tourism and Sustainability held in Chinese City of Chengdu.
The United Nations 70th General Assembly has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.
The Georgian Vice Premier also spoke about the important agreements reached during Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili's visit to Iran, which contribute to the development of trade-economic ties between the two countries.
"They enable member states to maintain contact with one another and with the Secretariat between sessions of the General Assembly, to which they submit their proposals and convey their concerns", reads the UNWTO website.
"It also gives one a closer access to the world tourism organisation and the way it works and it will be a good leverage for Nigeria". "We need to take local communities into account", said Rifai.
BETEA CEO expressed delight in taking part in the worldwide event to help achieve Bahrain's long-term tourism vision under the leadership's directives.