Hisham al-Damiri, head of the Tourism Promotion Authority met head of the International Development division of Russia's
Federal Agency for Tourism "Valery Korovkin،" on the sidelines of the exhibition Leisure 2017 Exhibition.
The meeting was attended by vice-president of the Egyptian Federation of Chambers of Tourism Mustafa Khalil.
According to "Damiri" the purpose of the meeting was to coordinate and discuss means to develop a system of joint action to raise the level of service provided to the Russian tourist.
The Chairman of the Activation Committee said that during the meeting it was agreed to work on the preparation of a draft memorandum of understanding between the two sides، which will be activated upon the return of Russian aviation. A joint committee of the two sides will be formed to see to that. It will include all those involved in the industry.
The officials of the Russian agency confirmed that the Egypt is one of the most important tourist destinations that the Russian tourist wants to spend his vacation in.
The deputy head of the Russian Federal Tourism Agency expressed optimism about the return of Russian aviation to Egypt soon، pointing out that there is continuous communication with the Egyptian side in this regard، and that there is significant progress in lifting the embargo.
He also spoke about the possibility of increasing the rates of Egyptian tourism to Russia in the coming period.