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Minister Amin Abdulkadir announces the news-ETHIOPIA IS WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2015

European-Tourism
Minister of Culture and Tourism of Ethiopia-Mr. Amin Abdulkadir announced that Ethiopia has succeed to be nominated as WORLD BEST TOURISM DESTINATION FOR 2015 for encompassing a magisterial wealth of cultural patrimony with places like: the ancient city of Aksum, the city Gondar- the residence of the Ethiopian emperors during the 16th and 17th century, a total of 82 mosques, 102 shrines in the region of Harar, Lalibela- a holy site encompassing eleven medieval stone carved churches from the 13th century, Konso Cultural Landscape ,Lower Valley of the Awash-where humanity made his first steps and where was found the grandmother of humanity -Lucy fossil’s.

On the social sphere it was accepted as a perfect model, by European Council on Tourism and Trade General meeting, the ample plan drafted by the Government of Ethiopia-Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP).

Tourism as a tool for poverty eradication, for local community development and for economic independence is a successful strategy created by Ethiopia`s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

Other elements taken under consideration by European Council on Tourism and Trade on 25/26 June 2015 assembly where: the of protection of cultural, religious and historical shrines of the Republic of ETHIOPIA , the transformation of Lalibela into a historical and spiritual centre, offering to the visitors a glimpse into rich culture and heritage of peoples of ETHIOPIA.

Lalibela is today as a center of religious and faith significance equal to Jerusalem only in the world.

The preservation of outstanding historical and cultural heritage in the form of the former capital of the Kingdom of Ethiopia, the Gondar cultural complex , an ample palatial complex from the 13th Century, offering a pungent presence of one of the African greatest empire.

On 26 June 2015 European Council on Tourism and Trade decided that Ethiopia is responding to the criteria’s of World Best Destination Award, of recognizing places that inspire and promote responsible holiday experiences that celebrate and protect the best of their destination.

In unanimity the world tourism body had up-holded the decision and awarded ETHIOPIA as WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION IN 2015 and FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION FOR 2015

The official handover ceremony was held in Addis Ababa on 10 July 2015, in the presence of the Government of Federal Republic of Ethiopia, ambassadors accredited to the country and representatives of different international organization.

H.E. Hailemariam Desalegn-Prime Minister of Ethiopia received for his country the accolade of WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2015 and the inscription of FAVORITE CULTURAL DESTINATION IN 2015.

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