Sun, 06 Sep 2020 - 03:35 GMT
Renowned Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass - Press photo
CAIRO – 6 September 2020: On the sidelines of his recent visit to Egypt, the Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization indicated his intention to nominate Zahi Hawass to be an Egyptian ambassador at the organization, in the footsteps of great international figures in various countries of the world.
Egypt’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled el-Anani expressed his happiness with this choice, saying that Hawass is the best Egyptian global ambassador to promote Egyptian tourism and antiquities.
For his part, Hawass described this choice as a great responsibility, especially at this exceptional time as the world is suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic, stressing that new and distinguished solutions to the crisis must be presented, to promote Egyptian tourist destinations in particular and world tourism in general.