Minister of Tourism and Handicrafts, Yacine Hamadi met the Ivorian Minister of Tourism, also Chairman of the Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Siandou Fofana, during his participation in Tanzania at the 65th meeting of the UNWTO Regional Commission for Africa, said on Wednesday a ministry statement.
The two parties examined, according to the same source, “the ways and means of strengthening bilateral cooperation in the tourism sector, in particular between the actors and investors of the two countries”.
On this occasion, the Ivorian minister hailed “Algeria’s pivotal and pioneering role in the development of tourism in Africa”.
The two sides also reviewed “the entrenched bilateral relations and highlighted the level of cooperation and coordination between the two countries at all levels.”
The two ministers also explored ways to develop relations in tourism and crafts to the best of the two countries, the statement added.
Mr. Hamadi and his Ivorian counterpart agreed, in this sense, to “bring the partnership to a higher level than strategic bilateral relations, and to pursue coordination and cooperation through the development of a memorandum of agreement in the field of tourism and crafts”, adds the same source, noting that the document to be signed will focus on “the launch of joint programs and projects, particularly in terms of training and tourism promotion”.
In addition, Mr. Hamadi met with the Tanzanian Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism, Pindi Hazara Chana with whom he reviewed “the areas of cooperation between the two countries in the tourism and handicrafts sector”.
The two parties agreed on “strengthening joint action within the framework of a new vision of Algeria which aims to take up the challenge with all African countries aspiring to achieve leadership in tourism”.