Saudi Gazette report
SAMARKAND — Saudi Arabia has been chosen to host the twenty sixth Common Meeting session of the United Nations World Tourism Group (UNWTO) in 2025, it was introduced in the course of the twenty fifth session of the UNWTO Common Meeting held in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, from October 16 to twenty.
Saudi Minister of Tourism Ahmed Al-Khateeb participated within the session.
That is the primary time the Kingdom will host the Common Meeting of a UN group, underscoring the nation’s rising prominence in international tourism.
As a number one member of the UNWTO Common Meeting, Saudi Arabia’s position has been additional emphasised by its choice because the host for the 2025 session. The Common Meeting serves as the best decision-making physique of UNWTO, comprising over 159 member states together with representatives from the personal sector and non-governmental organizations.
Al-Khateeb expressed Saudi Arabia’s dedication to reshaping the worldwide tourism panorama. Internet hosting the twenty sixth UNWTO Common Meeting can be a major milestone in reaching this imaginative and prescient, he stated.
The upcoming session in Saudi Arabia is predicted to function a various vary of actions aimed toward elevating consciousness in regards to the position of tourism in selling sustainable improvement and international peace. It gives a platform for the Kingdom to showcase its tourism and cultural developments whereas fostering worldwide cooperation on this essential sector.
Al-Khateeb emphasised that internet hosting the session displays Saudi Arabia’s dedication to main the worldwide tourism sector towards a extra cooperative and promising future. The occasion comes on the heels of great achievements in the course of the Kingdom’s chairmanship of UNWTO’s Government Council in 2023. The Government Council outlined a complete roadmap this yr, centered on supporting international cooperation and pioneering initiatives within the tourism sector.