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Sharm el-Sheikh wins safest tourist destination award

The Red Sea resort city of Sharm El-Sheikh won the African-Asian Union (AFASU) Golden Award for the Safest Tourist Destination to visit.

South Sinai Governor Khaled Fouda also won the AFASU Golden Award for the best governor and development leader for a tourist city in the world.

Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly stressed that this victory comes as a culmination of the efforts of various state agencies in cooperation with the South Sinai Governorate, to develop and grow the city of Sharm el-Sheikh.

Sharm el-Sheikh is being converted into a smart, green city, through the solidarity of all concerned parties in the country, he said, alongside the implementation of a large number of infrastructure and service projects based on sustainable foundations.

He added that measures are in place to preserve biological diversity.

Madbouly pointed out that this victory is in honor of Khaled Fouda, for serving the sustainable development and tourism development of the governorate.

He said that this international award also honors everyone who contributed with all their tireless effort and sincerity into the development of this tourist city, from across the nation.

Madbouly continued that what was accomplished in this city is a rolemodel that the state seeks to achieve in various Egyptian cities.

The spokesperson for the Egyptian Cabinet, Mohamed al-Hommosany, said that Sharm el-Sheikh adopts important standards, including improving sustainability, transportation networks, social impact, and consolidating the foundations of sustainable development in the areas of government administration, development, and tourism security.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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