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Libya, Egypt, and Tunisia join forces to promote common tourism zone

Excerpt from Daily News Egypt

Aug 17, 2012 12:56 pm

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The first nations to bring in new leaders following the Arab Spring hope to reawaken their culture and boost travel to their region, although drastic security changes will have to precede the first big wave of tourism.

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A free-travel zone, allowing citizens and tourists to move freely between Egypt, Libya and Tunisia, has been settled upon by the foreign ministers of the three North African countries.

The news came in a joint press conference in Cairo on Sunday, the outcome of meetings between Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamal Amr, his Tunisian counterpart, Rafiq Abdel-Salam and his Libyan counterpart Ashour bin Khayal, according to state-run newspaper Al-Ahram.

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