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  6/4/2012, Sivan 14, 5772

Egyptian Tourist Federation Endorses Shafiq

The Egyptian Federation of Tourism announced, Sunday, its support for Ahmed Shafiq in the presidential election runoff slated for 16 and 17 June. A statement issued by the federation said, “We support him for his clear vision and support of the important tourism industry.”

Chairman Hossam al-Shaer of the Chamber of Travel Agents was quoted by Al-Masri Al-Yaum as saying, “The West sees Shafiq as a liberal, which is reassuring. Also, the Freedom and Justice Party’s program for tourism is weak and shows that the party does not care about the industry.”