New non-stop flights to Sharm El-Sheikh Dec 1
Kuwait plans to launch new nonstop flights to Sharm El-Sheikh starting next month, instead of seasonal ones at present, in an effort to enhance Kuwait’s support to Egypt, a senior government official said yesterday.
The new plans comes as part of a host of initiatives for supporting the tourism sector in Egypt, said Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah. He added that Kuwait offers Egypt perpetual support upon direct orders from His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
Sheikh Salman, also head of the Higher Committee for Tourism, made the statement to a press conference with Egypt’s Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou in Cairo yesterday. He said that he was conveying a message from Kuwait’s political leadership and people reiterating the country’s permanent baking to Egypt, which had always supported the Arabs, and Kuwait in particular.
Sheikh Salman referred to other underway cultural initiatives and programs for the same purpose. The minister referred to Kuwait’s effective participation in the Sharm El-Sheikh economic summit last March. In addition, His Highness the Amir attended the opening of the New Suez Canal. In addition, he stressed full confidence in the Egypt’s economy, security and stability, expressing readiness to offer Egypt all types of technical and administrative support.
Meanwhile, Egyptian Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou welcomed the Kuwaiti minister and his accompanying delegation, and reiterating that both sides have deep-rooted relations. Zaazou underscored the importance of the Kuwaiti tourism to Egypt.
The Kuwaiti and Saudi tourism is the main sources of Arab tourism to Egypt “even at the worst times,” he said. Zaazou also appreciated Sheikh Salman’s visit, lauding Kuwait’s initiatives to support the Egyptian tourist sector. The coming period will see further efforts to enhance bilateral ties, especially in tourism, he said.
Sheikh Salman arrived in the Egyptian capital yesterday to take part in the Arab festival for youth culture, arts and heritage revival. The minister said before leaving to the Egyptian capital that Kuwait’s participation in the festival stems from its belief in the absolute importance of joint Arab action, in line with guidelines of the political leadership.
The minister, also President of the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters, Salman added that the State of Kuwait, through its chairmanship of the 38th session of the Council of Arab Ministers of youth affairs, works on fostering joint Arab action between youth sectors, indicating that its participation, with a large delegation of youth of various disciplines, reflects its keenness on cementing cooperation, communication and unity among the Arab youth, as well as to disseminating during this festival the leading Kuwaiti experience in all areas and activities especially those pertinent to culture, arts and heritage revival.
He pointed out that Kuwait’s speech at the meeting, to be held at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, represents Kuwait’s vision for “a road map” aimed to enable Arab youth and help them develop their skills and constructive abilities, amid the current delicate developments experienced by the Arab nation.
The minister stressed that Kuwait’s participation in the Heritage Village in Sharm El-Sheikh, which opens today in presence of Egyptian and Arab ministers of youth, culture and tourism will be through a special pavilion within many Arab pavilions to tell the history of the State of Kuwait and its cultural and humanitarian heritage.
He stressed that the Arab cultural heritage at the Arab traditional village is considered a communication factor among the Arab cultures through informing Arab youth about the cultures and heritage of the rest of the Arab countries, a matter which increases and develops the Arab sense of the importance of communication between the leaders of the future. —KUNA
CAIRO: Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud Al-Sabah speaks during a press conference with Egypt’s Tourism Minister Hisham Zaazou in Cairo yesterday.