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

development.

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

hotel management.

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