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Malaysia and Italy agree to increase tourism

Malaysia and Italy Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on tourism cooperation aimed at…

Malaysia and Italy Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on tourism cooperation aimed at boosting tourism between the two countries.

Culture, Arts and Tourism Minister Datuk Paduka Abdul Kadir Sheikh Fadzir said Malaysia had all ingredients to attract the Italians here for a vacation and at a fraction of what it would cost in the West.

I think there are now more Malaysians going to Italy than Italians coming to Malaysia….and there will be more and more Malaysians visiting Italy as our income goes up, he said after signing the MoU at his office here.

Representing Italy was its Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Margherita Boniver. Also present at the ceremony were Chief of Secretariat of the Deputy Minister, Alessandro Di Franco, and the Italian Ambassador here, Anacleto Felicani.

Kadir said Malaysia had good road, rail and air links to enable tourists to have better access to other countries in the region.

Meanwhile, the Ministry would continue to promote Malaysia in Italy with more advertising campaigns and promotions.

He said Malaysia might also consider increasing its direct flights operated by Malaysia Airlines to Italy. At present the national carries flies three times weekly to Rome.

Margherita was confident that the MOU would strenghen the tourism, cultural and business ties between the two countries.

She said she would propose to her Government to consider the possibility of increasing the direct flights from Rome to Kuala Lumpur.

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