Egypt’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled El-Anany met with the Resident Coordinator of the UN in Egypt Elena Panova, and the General Coordinator of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Jeremy Hopkins to discuss ways of enhancing cooperation in the field of tourism and antiquities.
They held a discussion on cooperation in the approach of human capacity building for Egyptian workers who are involved in the tourism and antiquities sector through training and raising tourism as well as archaeological awareness for them and developing their capabilities.
During their meeting, the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities told the UN officials that rehabilitating and enhancing the skills and capabilities of the human element in the Egyptian tourism sector comes at the top of the ministry’s priorities during the coming period, as it is considered one of the most important components of tourism in Egypt.
In the same connection, El-Anany noted that it will be the main axis that will be presented and discussed during the meeting of the regional committee to the Middle East of the World Tourism Organisation, which will be hosted by Egypt at the end of March in order to achieve the objectives of the ministry’s 2030 sustainable development strategy.
Consistent with Egypt’s mandate and obligation to combat the climate change issue, Sharm El-Sheik will be hosting the 27th Forum of Parties to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (COP 27) in November 2021 for UN experts, world leaders, and representatives of important civil society stakeholders to discuss ways of enhancing cooperation.
They also discussed ways of cooperation in the field of sustainable and environmental tourism and raising awareness of them in accordance with SDGs 2030 vision.