UAE signs MoU with Costa Rica to promote tourism exchange

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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UAE Ministry of Economy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Costa Rican Tourism Institute in order to promote cooperation in the tourism sector.

Further, the agreement aims to strengthen bilateral ties between the two parties. The MoU was signed by Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Trade, and Mr. Rodolfo Solano, Costa Rica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship.

Dr. Al Zeyoudi stated that “the agreement will help boost the UAE’s stature as an attractive destination for tourists from Costa Rica and Central America.”

“It supports the country’s tourism development strategy and future objectives aimed at increasing the contribution of tourism to the country’s GDP to 15 percent and attract over 40 million tourists annually by 2030,” the UAE minister added.

Mr. Solano noted that the Memorandum of Understanding between the two countries will advance their tourism industries and bilateral ties, as well as attract mutual investments in the tourism sector.

During the meeting, the two sides agreed to improve their cooperation in the tourism sector, promote tourism-related activities and increase the number of visitors between the two countries.

“Further, they will encourage joint participation in international tourism fairs, conferences, and seminars, showcase tourism destinations in both countries, organize mutual flights, and employ digital technologies in improving tourism services,” as per the statement.

They also agreed to form an action group comprising relevant authorities from both countries to enhance their cooperation in tourism-related areas.

Earlier this year, UAE signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Israel in order to boost the tourism and economic cooperation between the two countries.

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