Prime Minister Mohammad Salem Basindwa has affirmed that tourism in Yemen will only flourishes if security situation improves, stressing the importance of tourism for the state economy and development.
In a meeting held Monday in Sana'a about Yemen's tourism and how to thrive it, he called to maintain stability and throw away political quarrels, pointing out that the nation faces a critical stage.
He indicated that Yemen has many tourist potentials that makes it a main destination of tourism, singling out to its ancient locations and variety of its terrain and climate.
Basindwa said that Yemen's tourism faces challenges, hinting that the event of 2011 had entirely paralyzed this sector and pushed thousands of Yemenis to unemployment.
Yemeni analysts say Instability and violence that broke out in some areas of Yemen during the past few years have posed key factors that may lead the suspension of the investment and development process in the country.
Tourism in Yemen was absolutely damaged after tourists and foreigners were sporadically kidnapped with the aim of putting pressures on the government.
Many countries cautioned its citizens to not travel to Yemen after government troops engaged in deadly clashes with growing armed separatist groups and separately fighting the resurgent al-Qaida wing which escalated its attacks recently.
Saudi Arabia asked its citizens to avoid travelling to Yemen after one of its diplomats Abdullah Al-Khalidi was kidnapped from the port city of Aden.
the Yemeni economy sharply deteriorated during the political crisis that hit Yemen in 2011 and is now teetering on the brink of collapse.