Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Participates in Election of WTO New Secretary General

Thursday 1438/12/23 - 2017/09/14
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Chengdu, China, Dhu-AlHijjah 23, 1438, September 14, 2017, SPA--Prince Sultan Bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the President of Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage participated today, the third day of the 22nd session of the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization, held in Chengdu, China, during which a number of challenges facing the future of the tourism sector and travel markets were discussed.
He also participated in the voting session for the election of the Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization for the period from 2018 to 2021, which resulted in the election of Zurab Pololikashvili of Georgia as Secretary-General of the Organization and successor to Dr. Taleb Al- Rifai, the current Secretary-General, whose term will end by December 2017.
Prince Sultan bin Salman congratulated the new Secretary General of the Organization and wished him success in his new work, stressing the Kingdom's keenness and constant support for the Organization's success and prosperity.
The Prince expressed his sincere thanks and appreciation for the great efforts exerted by Dr. Taleb Al-Rifai during his tenure as Secretary General of the Organization.
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16:05 LOCAL TIME 13:05 GMT