Kuwait plans to implement tourist projects

Since it boasts tourist potential, Kuwait is planning to carry out tourist attraction projects, promote tourist quality and fan out public awareness in the domain of tourism, a senior Kuwaiti official said here on Thursday.

"Such projects are part of Kuwait's tourist strategy which matches a relevant Arab strategy. This strategy will be effective as of next April," Assistant Undersecretary of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Commerce and Industry for Tourism Samira Al-Ghareeb told KUNA following the wrapping-up of the 17th meeting of Arab ministers of tourism.

Kuwait attaches much attention to family tourism which is needed by GCC member countries through carrying out fresh projects, including a new airport, as part of the country's five-year development drive, said Al-Ghareeb, who is also head of the participating Kuwaiti delegation.

She added that Kuwait enjoys a lot of tourist potential and that state bodies involved are working together to support the tourist sector in the country.On participation in the meeting, the official said Kuwait's involvement in the gathering reflected its keenness on reactivating the role of the Kuwaiti tourist sector in joint Arab cooperation in all fields.


She added that the conferees had focused on the way to wipe out obstacles that impede the implementation of the Arab tourism strategy and promotion of tourist exchange and experience among Arab countries.

The 17th meeting of Arab ministers of tourism started here earlier in the day with Secretary-General of the Arab League Nabil Al-Araby warning that Arab tourism is undergoing a serious juncture amid political events and growing terrorism that pose a threat to security and stability in the region.

But, he called on Arab countries to develop a joint vision for cooperation in the field of tourist security and safety.He also emphasized that concerted efforts need to be exerted in order to notch up the aspired goals of sustainable development, economic and social advancement, and programs and mechanisms for holistic Arab development.

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