Li Jinzao Meets with His Royal Highness Prince Sultan from Saudi Arabia
On December 19, CNTA chairman Li Jinzao met with President of Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage his royal highness Prince Sultan bin Salman in Beijing, and both sides exchanged views on tourism exchange and cooperation between the two countries.
Li thanked the latter for leading a delegation to the First World Conference on Tourism for Development and the Seventh G20 Tourism Ministers’ Meeting hosted by China in May this year. He noted that in recent years, China and Saudi Arabia had maintained sound momentum for economic and trade contacts and cultural and people-to-people exchange and continued to deepen tourism exchange. Saudi Arabia is a country of great influence in the Gulf region, boasts unique tourism resources which are highly complementary to those in China and thus enjoys broad prospects for tourism cooperation with China. He hoped both sides would strengthen communication and continue to expand the scale of tourism exchange.
According to Prince Sultan, Chinese tourism industry has scored remarkable achievements and accumulated rich experience. He hoped to strengthen tourism exchange and cooperation with China and welcomed more Chinese companies to invest in tourism in Saudi Arabia. He promised to create more conveniences for Chinese tourists and encouraged more Saudi Arabian people to visit China.
Following the meeting, both sides signed the Execution Plan between China National Tourism Administration and Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage on Tourism Cooperation, according to which, both sides will launch cooperation in information exchange, data statistics, tourism education and training, tourism investment and more coordination inside international organizations.
Also present at the meeting were officials from the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, the Saudi Arabian embassy in China, CNTA Tourism Promotion and International Liaison Department and General Office.