Tonga helps Saudi Arabia’s bid to host 2030 World Expo


Hon. Fekitamoeloa ‘Utoikamanu and HE Mr. Ahmed Al Khateeb. Riyahd, 30 November 2022. Picture: MFA.

The Authorities of Tonga has affirmed its assist to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s bid to host the 2030 World Expo at a bilateral assembly in Riyahd, 30 November.

Tonga’s Minister for International Affairs and Minister for Tourism, Hon. Fekitamoeloa ‘Utoikamanu, met with Saudi Arabia’s Tourism Minister, HE Mr. Ahmed Al Khateeb and exchanged presents, throughout the assembly.

Tonga’s Ministry of International Affairs acknowledged that Tonga and Saudi Arabia established diplomatic relations in 2020 and the Saudi Minister for Tourism was one of many first international dignitaries to go to Tonga this 12 months, following two-years of border closure. “This marks the dedication by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to speed up its cooperation with Tonga.”

The go to was reciprocated by Tonga’s International Minister to Saudi Arabia this week on the invitation of the Saudi Minister for Tourism.

Hon. ‘Utoikamanu acknowledged the management proven by Saudi Arabia over the previous few years to spice up its tourism business and the formidable plan to draw 100 million guests by 2030.

“Throughout my go to it’s apparent that the Saudi Authorities is dedicated to boosting sustainable tourism. The investments in sensible, environmentally sound infrastructure place Saudi Arabia as a world chief in accountable improvement and progress,” she mentioned.

As well as, the Saudi Tourism Minister acknowledged that even when the relations between Tonga and Saudi Arabia are latest, the reciprocal high-level visits signalled the dedication by either side to strengthen the pleasant relations which have developed between the 2 Kingdoms.

Hon. ‘Utoikamanu additionally attended the 22nd World Journey and Tourism Council International Summit held from 28 November to 1 December.

The summit was the biggest held in recent times, welcoming 57 Tourism Ministers, 250 CEOs, 8000 registered individuals and three,000 in-person individuals

For Tonga, it supplied the chance to entry tourism suppliers each private and non-private within the effort to spice up improvement prospects, the Minister mentioned.


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