The GCC Ministers of Tourism and Culture approved Tuesday in their joint meeting a mutual vision to boost culture and tourism sectors in Gulf countries.
It is important to bolster the cultural side of tourism and restore GCC countries' cultural, historic, and archeological status in the international arena, especially since there are great civilizations emerged from the Gulf region, Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, President of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, said in his speech at the meeting.
Prince Sultan also called to prepare joint programs that show the Gulf heritage to the world and enhance media and cultural themes in order to boost Gulf region's historic status in the world, pointing out GCC countries' historic and cultural importance on economic dimensions and tourist activities.
He also hoped that GCC joint efforts contribute in raising the Gulf people's awareness about their countries' rich civilizations and history, as well as importance of their lands' security and stability.
Prince Sultan also noted that holding such joint meetings are part of the fact that GCC countries have actually become some of the tourist destinations on the world level, stressing the importance of benefiting from the historic landmarks in Gulf countries in order to secure a much better future for Gulf people.