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13 February 2014 Minister of Cultures Holds a Meeting to Discuss Manama Asian Toursim City 2014
Minister of Cultures Holds a Meeting to Discuss Manama Asian Toursim City 2014

H.E Shaikha Mai Bint Mohammad Al-Khalifa, Minister of Culture, held a meeting with a delegation from Gulf Air Company, led by Maher Salman Al Musallam Acting Chief Executive Officer. The meeting discussed preparations to host activities and events celebrating Manama as the Tourism Asian City 2014, as the 12th ACD Ministerial Meeting attracted last year delegates from 33 member countries and aimed to promote stronger partnerships among Asian nations.

H.E Shaikha Mai Bint Mohammad Al-Khalifa, expressed her deepest gratitude and thanks to all concerned entities helping in the promoting of Bahrain, as the citadel of thousands years of civilizations. The Minister of Culture also stressed, during this meeting, the need to boost joint cooperation and contacts in order to consolidate tourism activities and cultural exchange during this year, after the success of Capital of Arab Culture, in 2012 and Capital of Arab Tourism in 2013. The Minister reviewed with her guests the strategies envisaged to promote Bahrain in Asian countries and markets, which would in turn, benefit the national economy and sustainable investments opportunities.

Showing the various events and activities planned by the Ministry of Culture, tourism tours, Asian handicrafts exhibitions and publicity would contribute to the development of a brighter image of Manama as a friendly, culture-oriented and magic city to be visited and discovered.

All parties agreed on the importance of this major event, noting that fostering tourism and revamping the cultural infrastructure is a common task to be fulfilled by the government and private sectors .


Manama Capital of Asian Tourism 2014 Bahrain Map