UNWTO chief meets with President of Uzbekistan
On 27 August, the Secretary-General of the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Taleb Rifai met with the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
The meeting took place in the Uzbek city of Samarkand, where Mr. Rifai was attending an international conference titled ‘The Central Asian Renaissance in the History of World Civilization’ and the 9th International Music Festival ‘Sharq Taronalari’.
President Mirziyoyev noted the dynamic and fruitful cooperation with UNWTO, an agency responsible for the promotion of responsible and sustainable tourism.
The talks focused on the further development of partnership, promotion of tourist destinations in Uzbekistan and Central Asia, popularization of new areas in tourism, as well as creation of an infrastructure that would meet international standards.
The UNWTO chief thanked the president for a warn reception and expressed readiness to continue cooperation with Uzbekistan while supporting programs and projects designed to further develop tourism in the Central Asian country.