Saudi Arabia, FAA, Liverpool discussed on BBC World Service

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Education football association and the national team's coach and captain both voted for the Liverpool stop on top of that the forms then wouldn't signed by the Egyptians FAA general secretary sela finished fourth in the voting an old invalid values actually wouldn't have affected the standings soul meanwhile Barcelona being fine just over two hundred and seven to U. S. dollars making an approach the French international and swung grease man well there's still an Athletico Madrid play he let them later did move to balsa in a big money deal in the Kenyan born raised chili mac is defending her world marathon title on the opening day of the world athletics championships that stuff later owning could solve Americans being rude at night because of the heat you can follow every stage all the championships here on the BBC world service or online at B. B. C. dot com forward slash support James thank you know. Saudi Arabia Arabia will open its doors to international tourists for the first time as part of a broader push to cut its economic dependence on oil Philip can tell us more yesterday the kingdom launches a visa regime for forty nine countries some will relax its strict dress codes for female visitors the tourism ministers described it as a historic moment for the country Jon's funky innocuous is chief economist at the Gulf research center in Viet I spoke to him by phone just a few minutes ago in Austin given that the Saudis government announces that it wants to being relaxed restrictions on tourism about once every six months is this time different well I believe so because now they have issued the first series of tourist visas and it seems to be quite real very historic for Saudi Arabia and they do need the tourists they need the money they need the inflow so they seem to be quite serious previous occasions when this has cropped up the media first question that comes out of the very religious segment of Saudi society is Jimmy Muslim terrorists because obviously Saudi Arabia is already a massive tourism destination during Ramadan would you mean non Muslim tourists the wider world so what is it in this case I think it's this case going beyond the Muslim tourist beyond the usual personable goes for the poker match not all the time is for the unusual tourist the tourists that wants to go to Saudi Arabia because of the sites the archaeology the sea so very much in competition with Egypt Jordan and other places in the met so what exactly is it the Saudi Arabia has to offer for those who don't immediately think oh yeah I'd love to go and see the cave of the G. in or something like that excellent question anything it has to do with the very much what Saudi Arabia offers which is the red sea coast very much pristine in terms of I'm touched territory for tourists. these sites the Saudi version of spectra and other destinations that mixes desert with the sea and the and the the various opportunities that people will have to visit Saudi that hasn't been visited for the last you know one hundred fifty years do you expect this means to be a success would you expect it to require a good deal of effort from the government to make it work Saudi Arabia at the moment doesn't have the best reputation around the world I think because they need to develop their reputation much more and they need to showcase that they can produce income from other sources and oil tourism is at the fall crumbles this new Saudi Arabia so they need to make it work and they need to bring in these people who are tourists and it continues to create jobs for Saudis so I think this is more real than just another branding of the country don't **** actors them yet thank you now less and with Libya whacked is one of the world's most century significant but under reported conflict somewhere it's just so difficult and dangerous to operate sent but a correspondent only caring it's just been to the frontline..

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