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Mayor of Addis Ababa receives World Tourism Forum President

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Addis Ababa, August 6, 2019 (FBC) –Deputy Mayor of Addis Ababa city, Engineer Takele Uma, has received President of World Tourism Forum Bulut Bağcı at his office today.

During the talks, President of the Turkey-based organization showed interest to hold the 2020 World Tourism Forum in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

The President also pledged to provide the needed support to the ‘Beautifying Sheger Project,’ a three-year initiative of the PM Dr Abiy Ahmed to make Addis Ababa a tourist destination, according to office of the Mayor.

He also expressed his desire to support ongoing efforts to conserve historical heritage sites in the city as well as to work with the convention center established to make Addis Ababa a center of meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE).

Engineer Takele for his part welcomed the organization’s interest to hold the 2020 forum in Addis Ababa, stating that “Addis will benefit a lot if it hosts the global event.”

World Tourism Forum is an organization based in Istanbul. Its main aim is to develop tourism around the world with its annual meetings.