Lebanon, Syria sign tourism cooperation agreement

Syria’s Tourism Minister Saadallah Agha Al-Qalaa and his Lebanese counterpart Fadi Abboud signed on Monday the executive program of the tourist cooperation agreement between Syria and Lebanon for the years 2011-2015.

Agha al-Qalaa said the meeting is aimed at serving the interests of Syria and Lebanon, given that tourism has become a real industry that highly contributes to the Gross Domestic Product, by 22 % of the GDP in Syria and 13 % in Lebanon.

”Our role is to provide all requirements of developing tourism in our countries respectively and to work together for our efforts to bear fruit,” he added, stressing the importance of catalyzing tourism between the two countries.

The Minister added that Syria and Lebanon are able to attract scores of millions of tourists from all over the world in light of their rich tourist factors.

Minister Agha al-Qalaa underlined necessity of coordinating Syrian-Lebanese efforts to attract expatriates to visit the two countries in joint tourist tracks, clarifying that frequent meetings were held lately and a tourist agreement was signed.

He hoped the two countries’ work will yield positive results as to guarantee durability of tourism in Syria and Lebanon.

Secretary-General of the Syrian-Lebanese Higher Council Nasri Khouri said the meeting of the joint tourist committee proves that the tourist integrity started to yield important steps.

Abboud said the bilateral meeting precedes the ministerial meeting to be held on Tuesday, bringing together Tourism Ministers of Turkey, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon for tourist integrity among the four countries.

He noted that tourist integrity between Syria and Lebanon serves the two countries’ interests, hoping the economic integrity and the freedom of movement will be a serious topic.

SANA

  • Hannibal

    Great! We go vacationing in Syria to never come back from Mazze Hotel. You can check in but you can never leave… LOL

    • PROPHET.T

      What is wrong with paying for few days,and getting the rest of your life for free?
      I think that is the best bargain anyone could dream of.lol

    • PROPHET.T

      What is wrong with paying for few days,and getting the rest of your life for free?
      I think that is the best bargain anyone could dream of.lol

    • Leborigine

      On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
      Warm smell of mjareer rising up through the air
      Up ahead in the distance I saw a shimmering light
      My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
      I had to stop for the night
      There she stood in the doorway, I heard the mission bell
      Then I was thinking to myself this could be Hell or this could be Hell
      Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way
      There were voices down the corridor I thought I heard them say
      “Welcome to the Hotel #####
      Such a lovely place
      Such a lovely face
      Plenty of room at the Hotel $$$$$
      Any time of year
      You can find it here”
      Her mind is definitely twisted, she got the Mercedes Benz
      She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys that she calls friends
      How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat
      Some dance to remember, some dance to forget
      So I called up the zaabit, “Please bring me my wine”
      He said, “We haven’t had that spirit here since 2005”
      And still those voices are calling from far away
      Wake you up in the middle of the night just to hear them say
      “Welcome to the Hotel $$$$$$$$$
      Such a lovely place
      Such a lovely face
      They’re living it up at the Hotel #######
      What a nice surprise
      Bring your alibis”
      Ropes hanging off the ceiling, the doolab and fala2 is nice
      And she said, “We are all just prisoners here of our own device”
      And in the master’s chambers they gathered for the feast
      They stab the Lebanese with their steely knives but they just can’t kill the beast
      Last thing I remember I was running for the door
      I had to find the passage back to the place I was before
      “Relax,” said the night man, “We are programmed to receive
      You can check out any time you like but you can never leave”

      That pretty much sums up my holiday Hannibal, same as yours.

      • Hannibal

        lol

  • Great! We go vacationing in Syria to never come back from Mazze Hotel. You can check in but you can never leave… LOL

    • PROPHET.T

      What is wrong with paying for few days,and getting the rest of your life for free?
      I think that is the best bargain anyone could dream of.lol

    • Anonymous

      On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
      Warm smell of mjareer rising up through the air
      Up ahead in the distance I saw a shimmering light
      My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
      I had to stop for the night
      There she stood in the doorway, I heard the mission bell
      Then I was thinking to myself this could be Hell or this could be Hell
      Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way
      There were voices down the corridor I thought I heard them say
      “Welcome to the Hotel #####
      Such a lovely place
      Such a lovely face
      Plenty of room at the Hotel $$$$$
      Any time of year
      You can find it here”
      Her mind is Assad twisted, she got the Mercedes Benz
      She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys that she calls friends
      How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat
      Some dance to remember, some dance to forget
      So I called up the zaabit, “Please bring me my wine”
      He said, “We haven’t had that spirit here since 2005”
      And still those voices are calling from far away
      Wake you up in the middle of the night just to hear them say
      “Welcome to the Hotel $$$$$$$$$
      Such a lovely place
      Such a lovely face
      They’re living it up at the Hotel #######
      What a nice surprise
      Bring your alibis”
      Ropes hanging off the ceiling, the doolab and fala2 is nice
      And she said, “We are all just prisoners here of our own device”
      And in the master’s chambers they gathered for the feast
      They stab the Lebanese with their steely knives but they just can’t kill the beast
      Last thing I remember I was running for the door
      I had to find the passage back to the place I was before
      “Relax,” said the night man, “We are programmed to receive
      You can check out any time you like but you can never leave”

      That pretty much sums up my holiday Hannibal, same as yours.