Maitha, Saud Al Busaidi meet Czech senate delegates
MUSCAT Her Excellency Maitha Bint Saif Al Mahrouqiyah, Undersecretary at the Ministry of Tourism, received Zdenek Škromach, Vice-President of the Senate of the Parliament of Czech Republic, and his accompanying delegation. Maitha said the Sultanate has seen a 14 per cent rise in visitors in 2012 compared with 2011. She added that European tourists form a significant proportion of visitors to the Sultanate as a result of the availability of basic services needed by tourists, and route expansion by the national carrier Oman Air in various countries.
“Sultanate is gearing up to open medical tourism through the implementation of the Medical City project in Salalah and is hoping to make use of the Czech expertise in this area. Czech Republic is a developed nation in this field, allowing the opportunity of cooperation for the benefit of the two countries.”
Škromach praised the development in the Sultanate, particularly in tourism sector. He said Czech Republic attracts 11 million tourists annually from countries around the world, including Arab states, as the country is famous for its picturesque nature, and possesses extensive experience in the field of medical tourism and monuments restoration, which offers the prospect of fruitful collaboration between the two countries.
HE Sayyid Saud Bin Hilal Al Busaidi, Minister of State and Governor of Muscat, received Škromach and discussed means of enhancing relations between the two countries.
He explained to the guest the role of the Governorate of Muscat in serving society and the historic and civilisational landmarks in the wilayats of the governorate.
The guest commended the qualitative and civilisational shift in the Sultanate and praised the role of the government of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said in cementing relations with other countries.
HE Mohammed Bin Salim Al Toobi, Minister of Environment and Climate Affairs, also met Škromach and reviewed means of cooperation between the two countries within the framework of encouraging ties with other countries in scientific, research and academic fields, as well as the importance of enhancing knowledge exchange in the environmental field and climate affairs.
It was attended by Tawfeeq Al Lawati, Member of Shura Council.
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