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Baku hosts OIC convention on tourism promotion [PHOTO]

Laman Ismailova

Baku hosted the eleventh assembly of the Islamic Convention of Ministers of Tourism of the Group of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on the subject “The position of native communities within the growth of tourism,” Azernews experiences citing the State Company for Tourism and AZERTAC.

The session is devoted to the promotion of the Roadmap for the Growth of Islamic Tourism within the OIC Member States as a result of discount in worldwide vacationer move amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The convention was attended by greater than 160 delegates from 39 nations, together with the Ministers of Tourism of the OIC nations, heads of tourism associations and different officers.

Chairman of the State Tourism Company Fuad Nagiyev learn out the handle of the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev to the members of the convention.

The convention mentioned the date and venue of the following convention, in addition to the nominees for the ECO Tourism Metropolis Award for 2023-2024.

The members of the assembly additionally adopted the draft doc of the ultimate decision of the convention and the Baku Declaration.

In his speech, Fuad Nagiyev famous that earlier than the pandemic, many vacationers from the OIC member nations visited Azerbaijan. Nevertheless, the continued pandemic has hit the tourism sector.

The Chairman of the State Tourism Company burdened the significance of joint proposals for the restoration of tourism in Azerbaijan within the post-pandemic interval.

Fuad Nagiyev famous that the tourism trade in Azerbaijan started to recuperate quickly within the post-pandemic interval, and the variety of foreigners visiting Azerbaijan elevated by 118 % within the first 5 months of the yr in comparison with final yr.

He burdened that Azerbaijan’s tourism relations with the OIC member nations are creating, the variety of vacationers from Islamic nations to Azerbaijan has reached 55 % of the entire variety of vacationers.

Fuad Nagiyev additionally knowledgeable the members of the assembly concerning the non secular and cultural monuments of Azerbaijan destroyed because of the Armenian occupation.

At current, the Azerbaijani state is finishing up large-scale work to revive Karabakh and different liberated territories.

The Chairman of the State Tourism Company invited visitors to Shusha to look at the restoration work being carried out within the liberated territories of Azerbaijan.

Minister of Aviation and Tourism of Bangladesh Shahjahan Kamal expressed confidence that Azerbaijan will quickly grow to be a significant vacationer vacation spot.

The assembly continued in sections.

The convention members will go to Shusha on June 29.

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