Press Release


UNWTO strongly condemns attack in Sousse, Tunisia

Location

Madrid
Spain
PR No.: 
PR 15043
26 Jun 15

“Today our societies were attacked in three different continents showing that we face a truly global threat” said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, strongly condemning the attacks in the Tunisian city of Sousse, in Lyon, France and in Kuwait city.

On the behalf of the global tourism community, UNWTO conveys its heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims and reiterates its full support, particularly to the people and the Government of Tunisia, who have been long fighting strongly against these forces and restore confidence in its important tourism sector.

“These attacks are direct attacks to the livelihood of the Tunisian people. Tourism is a lifeline for the economy of the country and we stand by the Government and the people of Tunisia in continuing to support the recovery of this vital sector to the future and wellbeing of Tunisians”, he added.

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