Bulgaria, Egypt to Co-organize Tourism Conference in Cairo
Tourism ministry officials from Egypt and Bulgaria and both countries' ambassadors are due to hold a conference on promoting bilateral tourism cooperation from Wednesday to Friday in Egypt's capital Cairo.
The event will include Ani Haralambieva, chief expert for marketing and advertising at Bulgaria's Tourism Ministry, who will meet Egyptian Tourism Minister Khaled Rami during her stay in Cairo, Mr Haddad El-Gohary, Charg? d'Affaires of the Egyptian Embassy in Sofia has said in a statement.
Meetings of Haralambieva are also scheduled with tourist agency officials to promote charter flights between the two countries.
The conference, titled “Egypt and Bulgaria without Borders,” will also be attended by H.E. Ms. Manal El Shinnawi, Ambassador of Egypt in Sofia, and H.E. Mr. Rumen Petrov, Ambassador of Bulgaria in Cairo.
In Mr El-Gohary's words, “This event comes at the right time to explore more potential for the tourism industry in both countries, especially with many Egyptian tourist agencies and resorts preparing for the launch of flights between Bulgaria and Hurghada, as well as Sharm El-Sheikh has always been the largest economic partner for Bulgaria in the Middle East and Africa.”
In 2014, bilateral trade balance between Egypt and Bulgaria amounted to USD 367 M.
Last month Cairo received a big delegation from the Chamber of Commerce in Haskovo where they participated in a seminar with Egyptian businessmen in fields of solar energy, construction, tourism, transportation.
Some Bulgarian companies recently took part in the Sharm El-Sheikh economic conference, which held between March 13 and March 15 to explore the opportunities for investment and mutual trade between Egypt and Bulgaria.
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