June 10, at the main headquarters of UNWTO in Madrid the presentation of credentials to the General Secretary of the UNWTO Zurab Pololikashvili on the appointment of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Uzbekistan to Spain Jahongir Ganiev as the permanent representative of Uzbekistan to the UNWTO took place.
During the meeting, the sides exchanged views on the current state and prospects of development of relations between Uzbekistan and UNWTO. The Uzbek side expressed its gratitude to the General Secretary for supporting the initiative of the leadership of our country to hold the 65th meeting Of the UNWTO regional Commission for Europe in Samarkand. The head of UNWTO highlighted the fundamental reforms carried out by the Head of the country, in particular in the diversification of the country's tourism industry and its transformation into an active tool for sustainable economic growth.
"The President of Uzbekistan has created favorable economic conditions and exceptional conditions for the development of the national tourism sector in two years," Zurab Pololikashvili said. According to the General Secretary, the implementation of the initiative of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on the establishment of the Silk Road International University of tourism in Samarkand, as well as the simplification of the visa regime for citizens of many countries, deserves high praise.
It should be noted that the decision taken by UNWTO to hold a meeting of the Regional Commission for Europe in Samarkand will once again demonstrate to all member countries the huge potential of Uzbekistan in the field of tourism, its leading role in the project "Silk Road", which will attract potential foreign investors in the tourism sector of the country.
In this context, Pololikashvili was supported the proposal of the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Madrid on the holding within the framework of the 65th session of the Regional Commission of the UNWTO large business forum in the field of tourism. For reference: the Republic of Uzbekistan became a member of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in 1993. Since then, Uzbekistan, which is one of the centers of world tourism, has become a venue for major tourist forums: in Samarkand (1994), Khiva (1999) and Bukhara (2002). In 1994, UNWTO launched the Silk Road project.
Initiative as one of the most culturally and historically attractive tourist destinations in the world. This program is implemented by UNWTO in cooperation with UNESCO, UNDP and the Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan) and China. 34 countries are members of the Silk Road Programme.
The Press-service of State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Tourism development