The Minister of Tourism extends thanks to the wise leadership on the occasion of approving the implementation of the unified tourist visa for the Gulf Cooperation Council

corresponding to December 6, 2023 AD, SPA –
His Excellency the Minister of Tourism, Mr. Ahmed bin Aqeel Al-Khatib, thanked the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince and Prime Minister – may God protect them – On the occasion of the Supreme Council of the Gulf Cooperation Council adopting the unified tourist visa.
This came after the Supreme Council of the Gulf Cooperation Council announced, in the final statement issued by the meeting of the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, which was held yesterday in the Qatari capital, Doha, that it welcomed the efforts made by the Committee of Interior Ministers regarding the unified tourist visa, and approved what was reached in this regard, and directed The Council authorized the Ministers of Interior to take the necessary measures to implement the unified Gulf tourist visa.
His Excellency the Minister of Tourism said on this occasion: “The Supreme Council of the Gulf Cooperation Council’s adoption of the unified tourist visa is a historic step that reflects its commitment to enhancing cooperation and deepening ties in the field of tourism and various fields among them. It will also enhance the position of the Gulf countries as a distinguished tourist destination globally,” stressing that the adoption This visa is in line with the development and development renaissance witnessed by the GCC countries at various levels, and will have an effective impact in enhancing the desired interconnection and integration between countries.
He added, “This visa will contribute to facilitating the movement of tourists and incoming visitors between the GCC countries, thus enhancing the role of tourism as an engine for economic growth, and opening new opportunities for investment in the tourism sector in each of the member states, stressing at the same time the keenness of the Ministry of Tourism in the Kingdom to cooperate closely with its counterparts.” In the Gulf tourism ministries to ensure the implementation and coordination of this step in the best way to serve the tourism and economic sectors in the region.”
This accreditation comes as a culmination of the efforts led by the Kingdom when the tourism ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries adopted the Gulf Strategy for Tourism during their meeting in Al-Ula in November of last year, one of the most important outcomes of which was the unified Gulf tourist visa, as the Kingdom had worked to lead the legislative framework for that. With the aim of strengthening joint Gulf action in the field of tourism, this announcement confirms the Kingdom’s pioneering role in creating qualitative initiatives that contribute to strengthening the position of the GCC countries as a single tourist destination in the region.

By Nadeem Faisal Baiga Source SPA