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Egyptian Tourism Minister in Israel

The Egyptian Minister of Tourism, Dr. Fouad Sultan, began an official visit to Israel Sunday with a brief visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. The Minister is leading a 19-member delegation, which includes 12 travel agents and two journalists.

His program takes him to tourist sites around the country, including Eilat and the Dead Sea. He will also hold talks with his opposite number, Avraham Sharir, and call on Premier Shimon Peres and President Chaim Herzog.

In his arrival statement, the Egyptian Minister conceded that tourism between the two countries was low, but contended that energetic promotion could improve that situation.