Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Egypt signs tourist cooperation agreement with Russia

Egypt State Information Service

Egypt and Russia signed a tourist cooperation agreement that will increase the number of Russian tourists and encourage joint tourist ventures.

The document was inked by Tourism Minister Zoheir Garana and Head of the Federal Tourism Agency of the Russian Federation Vladimir Strzhalkovsky.

Russia's third International Trade Fair for Travel "INTOURMARKET-2008" opened in Moscow Saturday with Egypt as the honorary guest.

Russian Deputy Premier Sergey Yevgenyevich Naryshkin and Strzhalkovsky inaugurated the fair.

Naryshkin who visited the Egyptian pavilion and met with Garana highlighted the deeply-rooted Egyptian-Russia relations at all levels, expressing deep admiration of organization of the Egyptian pavilion which was inspired by the great history of Egypt.

“The number of Russian tourists was the highest in Egypt in 2007 as it hit 1.5 million,” Garana told Russia Today TV channel earlier Saturday 15/3/2008.

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