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Jordan, Lebanon sign 5-year tourism agreement

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The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities signed a tourism executive program between Jordan and Lebanon for the years 2015-2020.

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The agreement was signed during the 7th session of the Joint Jordanian-Lebanese Higher Committee, which was recently held in Amman and presided over by Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour and his Lebanese counterpart, Tammam Salam.

The agreement was signed in implementation of the tourism convention signed between the two countries in 1964, according to the ministry.

It includes activating, marketing and promoting tourism in the two countries, in order to achieve common goals for developing international and regional tourism in both countries.

As for promoting and marketing tourism, the agreement entails that both countries should take necessary measures facilitate the flow of tourist traffic, as well as calling organizers and travel agents in both countries to develop joint programs for groups at promotional prices.

The ministry stressed the importance of encouraging the establishing joint tourism projects through providing all legal facilities and privileges for tourist investments in the two countries, in addition to organize an annual meeting for investors from the private sector in both countries to get to know the investment advantages available.

A joint technical committee will be formed to follow up on its implementation.

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