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Tourism: Memorandum of Understanding signed by Cyprus, Greece and Lebanon

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The three countries also agreed to exchange expertise on implementing best practices in the tourism industry

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Cyprus, Greece and Lebanon signed a memorandum of understanding in tourism on Friday in Athens, with the aim of further strengthening and upgrading the cooperation of the three countries in the sector.

On the part of the Republic of Cyprus, the memorandum was signed by the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Kostas Koumis, on the part of the Hellenic Republic, by the Minister of Tourism, Vassilis Kikilias, and on the part of Lebanon by the Minister of Tourism, Walid Raphael Nassar.

In a statement by the Deputy Ministry of Tourism, it is noted that through the Memorandum, the three parties, recognizing the need to strengthen cooperation between them in the field of tourism and aiming to further develop tourist flows from and to the three countries, agreed to strengthen the cooperation among themselves as well as their participation in tourism exhibitions, conferences, seminars and promotional events that take place in the three states, as well as cooperation in international organizations.

Furthermore, they agreed to cooperate closely and exchange know-how in the field of research, for the development of thematic excursions, in tourism of special interests with an emphasis on cultural, religious and health and wellness tourism, with the ultimate goal of the possible creation of joint tourist packages.

The three countries also agreed to exchange expertise on the implementation of best practices in the tourism industry as well as information on legislation to safeguard natural resources and cultural heritage and to support the training and education of workers in the tourism industry by sharing information on the implementation new practices.

According to the announcement of the Deputy Ministry of Tourism, the Deputy Minister was accompanied by Ioannis Adamou, Deputy Head of the Diplomatic Mission of the Republic of Cyprus in Athens, the Press Officer of the Deputy Ministry of Tourism, Pantelis Ioannidis and the Marketing Officer and Sales of the Deputy Ministry in Athens, Ioanna Hatzikosti.

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Source: www.kathimerini.com.cy

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