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19 January 2014 Assistant Undersecretary for Tourism receives Russian delegation
Assistant Undersecretary for Tourism receives Russian delegation

H.E Shaikh Khalid bin Hmood Al- Khalifa, the Assistant Undersecretary for Tourism, at the Ministry of Culture, received yesterday at Bab al-Bahrain Tourism Sector Department building, a Russian delegation led by Undersecretary for Tourism Affairs of the Russian Ministry of Culture.

During the meeting, both sides discussed means of developing tourism cooperation and encouraging tourism investment between the two countries during 2014, given that Manama was selected Asian Tourism City 2014. The meeting also stressed the importance of developing cooperation between travel agencies in both countries, which will facilitate the flow of Russian tourists to Bahrain and vice versa. Encouraging investing, enhancing tourism services and putting the top priorities for the next tourism convention to be signed between the two countries, were also among the topics of the meeting. The visit of the Russian Minister of Culture and Tourism scheduled this year to Bahrain will contribute certainly to boosting cultural and tourism relations between the two countries.

Russian Undersecretary for Tourism Affairs, expressed his gratitude and apparciation for this friendly welcome and atmosphere, arguing that this is also an occasion for administer of tourism organizations, tourism promotion center and tourism enterprises of the two countries to network together.

H.E Shaikh Khalid bin Hmood Al- Khalifa expressed his happiness at welcoming the delegation from Russian Tourism and Culture Ministry, stressing the importance of Bahraini - Russian bilateral relations in light of the established historical relations and the importance of promoting them towards broad horizons in all cultural, economic and trade fields in a way that benefits both countries. This reflects the deep-rooted historical connection between the two peoples, and their willingness to cooperate to achieve their common interests, H.E argued. Bahrain’s Assistant Undersecretary for Tourism reiterated the Ministry of Culture interest, under the guidance of H.E Shaikha Mai Bint Mohammad Al-Khalifa, to encourage mutual dialogue and common cultural and tourism activities between the two countries.


Manama Capital of Asian Tourism 2014 Bahrain Map