Saudi Arabia and Greece have signed a deal to enhance cooperation in sustainable coastal and marine tourism. The agreement was signed by Saudi Minister of Tourism Ahmed al-Khateeb and Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis, on the sidelines of the Conference on Coastal and Maritime Tourism in Athens.
According to the Saudi Press Agency, Saudi Arabia and Greece affirmed their commitments to the long-term and sustainable development of coastal and marine tourism in the two countries. The agreement contains exchanging knowledge and experiences in many areas including investment, human capital, development, marketing, and organizations for supporting sustainable coastal and marine tourism.
“This is a positive step taken by Saudi Arabia and Greece, and it is one of the fruits of international cooperation that will achieve a more sustainable future for tourism and lead to addressing the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic on the global tourism sector,” the Saudi Minister said.
In recent years, Saudi Arabia and Greece have taken several steps to enhance bilateral political, cultural, economic, and military relations. The most striking one of these steps is the defense cooperation agreement which was signed on April 20. The signed agreement on tourism is seen as a continuation of this improving trend between Saudi Arabia and Greece.