SANA'A May 22 (Saba) – Yemen is to participate in the First Conference of the Architectural Heritage in Islamic countries, organized by the Tourism Authority in Saudi Arabia during May 23-28, with participation of over 25 Islamic countries.
Minister of Tourism Nabil al-Faqih told Saba upon his leaving on Saturday for Saudi Arabia that the conference would highlight the architectural heritage as a supportive component of investment and tourism.
The conference represents an opportunity to learn from the experiences of Muslim countries in the development of heritage sites and employing them in tourism, al-Faqih noted.
He pointed out that he would present papers, including the mechanism used in maintaining the historic city of Sana'a, the Yemeni mud construction, and the mechanism of employing the heritage sites as tourist destinations.
In addition to, al-Faqih would also participate in the exhibition accompanying the conference, which presents tourism in Yemen, and tells the traditional handicrafts, methods and tools of mud architecture as one of the most important models of Yemen traditional architecture, which has received wide attention.
On the sideline of the conference, al-Faqih would discuss with the Saudi side the cooperation agreement signed between the Yemeni Ministry of Tourism and the Saudi Tourism Authority and the activation of memoranda of understanding relating to the tourist product development
Moreover, al-Faqih would also meet with his counterparts from the Islamic countries participating in the conference to discuss the bilateral relations between our country and each country and ways of activating and developing them in the field of tourism.