Saudi Arabia and Morocco signed a memorandum of understanding to encourage and develop cooperation in tourism and coordinate efforts to achieve sustainable development of the industry in both countries.
The Saudi minister of tourism, Ahmed Al-Khateeb and Moroccan minister of tourism, handicrafts and social and solidarity economy, Fatima Zahra-Ammor, bore witness to the signing of this Memorandum of Understanding.
Al-Khateeb said “Saudi Arabia and Morocco enjoy a common commitment to protecting the rich heritage sites and natural marine, mountainous and desert areas in both countries, in addition to their keenness to give priority to youth in their development plans. The issue of sustainability occupies an important place in Saudi tourism ambitions, so cooperation with partners who have a similar vision like Morocco helps to strengthen the sector in our region and the world as a whole and contributes to consolidating the sustainability, flexibility and inclusiveness of the tourism sector for the benefit of people and societies”. The Moroccan minister backed up what he said, she said “ the memorandum reflects the strong relations between the two countries and the common vision toward strengthening partnership and raising prospects for cooperation in the tourism sector. It will lead to more joint initiatives and the exchange of experiences and best practices allowing the two countries to develop their capabilities in tourism”.
The agreement will provide new openings for investments and support an increase in training and knowledge-sharing opportunities. The agreement was signed on the sidelines of the 117th Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization in Marrakech. The Memorandum of Understanding covers the exchange of expertise between Saudi Arabia and Morocco.