Egypt was honoured at the 42nd Belgrade International Tourism Fair (ITF), held in the Serbian capital from 20 to 23 February.
The fair’s opening ceremony marked Egypt as the guest of honour for the first time in this event.
Deputy Tourism and Antiquities Minister Ghada Shalabi on Saturday lauded the growing ties between Egypt and Serbia in different fields, particularly in the tourism sector.
The ceremony included displaying promotional films on the prominent archaeological and tourist destinations in Egypt.
Shalabi highlighted the remarkable increase of Serbian tourists in Egypt, reviewing positive tourism-related developments and means to enhance tourism cooperation and benefit from Serbia’s expertise in this field in light of joint agreements signed between the two countries.
Egypt’s Ambassador to Serbia Amr El-Goweili said Egypt’s participation as a guest of honour in this event reflects the progress in relations between Cairo and Belgrade in the past two years.
Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications Rasim Ljajic said he is proud of Egypt’s participation in the event, noting that the country is the third most preferred destination for Serbian tourists.
Ljajic added that Serbia is interested in increasing tourist flows between Cairo and Belgrade.