Egypt’s Parliament Deputy Speaker Mohamed Abou El-Enein highlighted Egypt’s tourist resources and potential for investment.
Addressing the Euro-Mediterranean and Gulf Economic Forum hosted in Marrakech, Abou El-Enein reviewed the tourism industry in Egypt, saying that it has a massive significance as it is related to various industries including hotels, infrastructure, transportation, and investments.
He added that there is diversity in tourism forms due to the presence of the archaeological discoveries, beaches in Alamin, Marsa Matrouh, and the northern coasts that attracted several tourists from all over the world.
Moreover, the beaches of the Red Sea, which allow the conduction of different sports such as diving and snorkeling, made this region a promising destination for global investments.
He added that Egypt has different examples of religious tourism due to the presence of the trip of the Holy Family in Egypt, Christian Cathedral, and ancient mosques. The combination of all those cultures and religions expresses how is Egypt a place of tolerance.
The Deputy Speaker added that many things have been achieved in the field of infrastructure and archaeological discoveries in Luxor, Sohag, and the Pyramids site, asserting that people can enjoy the magnificent 7000-year-old civilization.
He pointed out the opening of the biggest exhibition of artifacts will be in a few months, nearby the Pyramids.
Abou El-Enein mentioned also ecological tourism such as the destination in Siwa that doesn’t use any modern facilities, in addition, he referred to conference tourism in Egypt.
Abou El-Enein stressed that North Africa can build a link between the north and the south, noting that this will only happen by re-forming the partnership system to solve the problems and provide answers for delaying the implementation of previous ambitions.
Furthermore, the Parliament Deputy Speaker, who holds the position of Honorary President of the Euro-Mediterranean Parliament, underlined the importance of developing a strategy with clear programs that everyone adheres to, expressing hope that this forum will be an opportunity to start the actual implementation of “ambitious” programs.
Moreover, Abou El-Enein shed light on the fundamental role of education, technology, and cooperation to balance the exports and imports between the two shores of the Mediterranean.
He also highlighted the critical role of national parliaments in implementing relevant policies involving industry and respect for human rights.
He concluded that there are many opportunities for investment in Egypt’s tourism, highlighting that the Egyptian government made a lot of efforts in improving the infrastructure in the field of tourism.