Sudan and Egypt confirm cooperation in the tourism projects field

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The Undersecretary of the Sudanese Ministry of Tourism, Ali Mahgoub, confirmed the governments of Egypt and Sudan support to their partnership in the field of tourism projects.

He noted that in regard of the agreement made between his ministry and the Egyptian tourist Businessmen Association and some companies to activate the tourism partnership around the Red Sea area, parks and areas of archaeological importance, besides the establishment of tourist areas along the shores of the River Nile as well as the establishment of a joint Institute of tourism between the two countries.

He said during a seminar of the development of tourism between Sudan and Egypt in areas of investment: “Egypt has given the world a model of tourism investment as tourism is the largest revenue in its national income.”

The Sudanese official said in a statement that tourism revenues in Sudan amounted to 485 million dollars in 2009.