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    Tourism Minister: Morocco Attracted 200,000 Chinese Tourists in 2018

    Morocco’s tourism minister said the country will organize a cultural and tourism year in China.

    19 Dec 2018

    Rabat – The number of Chinese tourists in Morocco rose from 10,000 in 2015 to nearly 200,000 people this year, according to the minister of tourism Mohammed Sajid. He met with the Chinese deputy minister of culture and tourism, Li Jinzao, on Sunday in Marrakech.

    Sajid said the two countries will sign an agreement this week to organize a cultural and tourism year of Morocco in China and another event in honor of China in Morocco in 2020.

    ”This clear progress in bilateral relations came after King Mohammed VI visited China in 2016,” the minister said. ”The number of Chinese tourists in Morocco surged after it removed visas for Chinese nationals,” added Sajid.

    The Chinese deputy minister is making an official four-day visit to the Kingdom. He said that relations between the two countries are undergoing sustained development and announced a Chinese cultural center in Rabat is due to open soon.

    In September, Sajid met the Civil Aviation Administration of China administrator to discuss a new deal to open a direct flight between the countries and remove airspace restrictions.

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