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Cyprus, Israel to jointly promote Eastern Mediterranean a top cruise destination

Cyprus and Israel aim to cooperate for the promotion of the Eastern Mediterranean as a top cruise destination despite the temporary lack of progress due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This was reaffirmed during Thursday’s visit of Israeli Ambassador to Cyprus Shmuel (Sammy) Revel to the port of Limassol.

Greeting him there was President of Limassol Tourism Development and Promotion Company Tony Antoniou as well as officials of the DP World Limassol.

Revel had the opportunity to visit the new passenger terminal and meet with CEO of DP World Limassol,  Nawaf Abdulla, according to a press release by DP World Limassol.

The two exchanged views about the ways to address the challenges created due to the pandemic in the fields of tourism and cruises in the Eastern Mediterranean.

In his statements, the Ambassador of Israel referred to the mutual benefits that the close cooperation between Cyprus and Israel can yield, saying that joint initiatives and synergies can open up great prospects.

Tourism, he said,  is a vital sector for the economies of the two countries, pointing out the importance of maintaining close relations with Cyprus, where one of the main ports of the region is located.

The Israeli Ambassador also recalled that last year the two countries agreed to work together to jointly promote the Eastern Mediterranean as a top cruise destination.

He concluded by saying that although the pandemic temporarily overturned those plans, the efforts can  bear fruit in the near future.

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