Azerbaijan and Tajikistan have discussed prospects of cooperation in tourism.
The number of Tajik citizens visiting Azerbaijan increased by 50% and reached 3,500 in 2019.
The Chairman of the State Tourism Agency Fuad Naghiyev stressed that the figures didn’t fully reflect the potential of tourism cooperation between the two countries. He emphasized the need to develop the ties through mutual promotion.
The parties noted that the tourism sector in the world was going through a difficult period and the development of bilateral relations in the COVID-19 post-pandemic period could be positively affected by joint activities such as information tours, exchange of experience and direct flights between the two countries.
The agency’s chairman informed Zhurazoda that in recent years, Azerbaijan had been paying special attention to the development of tourism and the government had provided a support package to minimize the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on this industry. (AzerNews/Business World Magazine)