UNWTO Secretary-General confers with Tunisian Leader

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The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Zurab Pololikashvili on Thursday 26th November conferred with the President of Tunisia H.E Kais Saied in Carthage, Tunisia.

Mr. Pololikashvili as part of his support to UNWTO member states in the restart of tourism has been making in-person visits to member countries.

In a meeting with the President, the UN Tourism Chief reechoed tourism’s role in reinforcing broader recovery efforts. He assured the country of UNWTO’s full support as it advances towards the responsible and sustainable restart of tourism.

President Kais Saied on his part emphasized the bilateral cooperation with UNWTO and the support for the tourism sector.

The UN Tourism Chief who is visiting Tunisia from November 24 to 27, 2020, during his visit also called on the prime minister of the country Hichem Mechichi and stressed the important and vital role this sector can play in the Tunisian economy, pointing out that the country must maintain its position as one of the best tourist destinations in the world.

L-R: UNWTO Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili and
Tunisia’s Minister of Tourism Habib Ammar

Tunisia’s Minister of Tourism Habib Ammar, who attended the meeting, said the visit of the UNWTO Secretary-General in Tunisia is a strong message on the importance of the tourism sector and its strategic dimension in development.

He recalled that a technical cooperation agreement has been signed between his department and the UNWTO in addition to a grant of €200 thousand to develop a new digital communication policy, post-COVID-19.

During the visit, the visiting UNWTO Secretary-General also had the pleasure of addressing participants at the Tunisia Hospitality.

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