The Malian Government has signed an agreement with The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to host the sixty-second (62nd) Commission for Africa (CAF) Meeting.
The Malian Minister of Crafts and Tourism, Madam Nina Walet Intalou signed on behalf of the Malian government with Secretary General of UNWTO Zurab Pololikashvili penning his signature for the UN tourism body at the 10th anniversary of #Investour held during the recently concluded FITUR International Tourism Fair in Madrid.
Addressing colleague African Tourism Ministers and the leadership of the UN tourism body at the event, Ms. Nina Walet Intalou expressed gratitude to UNWTO for granting them the right to host the all-important meeting.
She said Mali is prepared to host one of the best of the Commission’s meetings in June. She assured the gathering that security and ground preparations are all in place to ensure a very successful event.
She implored tourism players to work to attract investment into their respective countries
The minister also added that, tourism needs competition to thrive
A five minutes documentary of Mali was screened to members and delegates at the Investour.
Mali put in the bid to host the event during the 61st CAF meeting in Abuja, Nigeria last year and members accepted the request.
The Director of Africa Program at the UNWTO Elcia Grandcourt and Deputy Director Jaime Mayaki followed up with a meeting at the Malian Embassy in Madrid to ensure that all is set for the meeting in June.