Ahmed Issa, the Egyptian Minister of Tourism and antiquities, met on Monday evening, at the headquarters of the National Museum of Egyptian civilization, with Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, the British Prime Minister’s trade envoy, in the presence of Ambassador Gareth Bailey, the UK ambassador in Cairo.
Ahmed Al-Wassif, president of the Egyptian Federation of tourist chambers, Ambassador Khaled Tharwat, advisor to the minister of Tourism and antiquities for international and foreign relations and general supervisor of the General Department of international relations and agreements at the ministry, and Peter aboush, commercial attache at the embassy.
The minister began the meeting by welcoming Sir Jeffrey Donaldson and his accompanying delegation, praising the close relations between the two countries, which witness cooperation in many fields, especially tourism and antiquities.
The minister also reviewed the developments witnessed by the tourist movement coming to the Egyptian tourist destination from the British market.
He pointed to the ministry’s keenness, through its current strategic and marketing policy, to cooperate more with professional partners and the private sector, which contributes to improving the supply side of the Egyptian tourist destination, especially in light of the growing demand for visiting it, pointing to the incentives provided by the ministry to them to drive more incoming tourist traffic, including the new aviation incentive program launched by the ministry since last May.
During the meeting, ways of cooperation to increase the number of flights between the two countries were discussed.
It should be noted that the British market is one of the important tourist markets exporting tourism to Egypt and is one of the markets targeted by the ministry to attract more tourist traffic coming from it.
Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and antiquities