Muscat, The Sultanate, represented by the Ministry
of Tourism and the Government of New Zealand represented by the
Ministry of Foreign affairs and Trade signed today a Memorandum of
Cooperation in the field of tourism recognizing the importance of the
tourism sector as an important resource in promoting economic
The memorandum was signed by Maitha bint Saif al-Mahrouqi,
Undersecretary of the Ministry of Tourism and James Munro, non-
resident Ambassador of New Zealand to the Sultanate.
The memorandum aims at exchanging of publications, promotional
material, participating in exhibitions, festivals and tourism events. The
two parties will exchange information and expertise in investment
opportunities in new tourist areas, especially infrastructure projects.
The memorandum between the Sultanate and New Zealand aims to
encourage exchanging visits of officials and journalists, as well as
media representatives to identify tourism components, besides
exchanging legislation and regulations that govern the various fields
related to tourism in both countries, including specifications concerning
hotels, tourist villages and other tourist accommodation facilities and
The memorandum included items related to the cooperation between
the two parties to enhancing the role of the private sector in investing in
various adventure tourism activities.
Source: Oman News Agency