Minister of Tourism Dr. Abdulla Mausoom attends the 36th Meeting of the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation’s (COMCEC)
Minister of Tourism Dr. Abdulla Mausoom virtually attended the 36th Meeting of the Standing Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation’s (COMCEC).
The meeting, inaugurated by H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the President of Turkey and Charmain of COMCEC, was held under a theme ‘promoting entrepreneurship for tourism industry competitiveness’.
Speaking at the meeting, Minister Dr. Mausoom highlighted issues faced by the Maldivian tourism sector caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and shared the government’s ongoing efforts overcome them and restart tourism in the country. Minister further noted that overcoming current obstacles requires the invention of new strategies and infrastructure. He added that there were plans to diversify traditional tourism and Halal tourism in the near future.
COMCEC is the main multilateral economic and commercial cooperation platform of the Islamic world and serves as a central Forum to address the common development problems of the Islamic Ummah and provide solutions to them.
COMCEC has 57 Member Countries as well as 5 Observer Countries which are spread over four continents.