ATHENS - Tourism Minister Haris Theocharis attended the 26th International Tourism Exhibition IMTM 2020 in Tel Aviv and met with his Israeli counterpart Yariv Levin with whom they agreed the need for further strengthening relations between the two countries.
In his two-day visit to Israel, Theocharis had a series of meetings with tour operators and agents.
"Almost one million Israelis spent their holidays in Greece in 2019. Our aim is to attract even more tourists. Israel tourists visiting Greece are on the uprise and Israelis love Greece and want to invest in it," Theocharis said.
The Greek Tourism Minister also met with the Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos in Jerusalem with whom they discussed the issue of pilgrimage tourism and the work of the Patriarchate as well its significant effort to preserve and promote the sacred treasures.
Theocharis laid a wreath to the World Holocaust Remembrance Monument Yad Yashem noting the "the flame of the historic memory is and will remain alive and we, as humanity, owe to take care that such a tragedy will never happen again."