According to Vietnam press reports, Vietnam and Egypt have yet to fully tap their potential for tourism cooperation and make it match their bilateral ties.
Speaking at a workshop in Cairo on 27 June, the diplomat reportedly said only about 900 Egyptians visited Vietnam last year, with 1,300 Vietnamese tourists visiting Egypt.
Cong reportedly said that Egypt is working hard to improve its tourism infrastructure, aiming to attract more international holiday-makers, including those from Vietnam.
Egyptian Deputy Minister of Tourism Emad Hasan reportedly suggested Vietnam and Egypt pay attention to such issues as tourism development structure, institutions and regulations, infrastructure and promotion activities via the social network.
Mohamed Farouk from the Egyptian Travel Agents Association reportedly said that Vietnam and Egypt should consider opening a direct air route and increasing flights between the two countries.