0521 GMT December 01, 2022
The committee of the development of the tourism industry in Tajikistan said that top managers of tourism agencies from Iran, Palestine, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, China, Iraq, Jordan, Thailand, Türkiye, Secretariate of the CICA and Tajikistan discussed the outlook of expanding cooperation in terms of the tourism industry.
The partakers called for the expansion of collaboration in the tourism industry among CICA member states, especially following the COVID-19 pandemic, emphasizing the need for joint efforts to rejuvenate the industry via exchanging tourists among member states.
The CICA states also agreed upon supporting the tourism industry and providing each other with reciprocate support.
In the event, the member states of the CICA reviewed new methods to provide services regarding the tourism industry in order to find ways to overcome challenges.
Chi Fang, deputy executive director of CICA Secretariat, expressed gratitude to Tajikistan for hosting the important event in the tourism industry, which is one of the main economic sectors that have been affected severely by the pandemic.
She stressed the importance of promoting sustainable tourism in the region, creating job opportunities for local people, enhancing mutual understanding and friendship among people as well as preserving natural and cultural heritage of tourism destinations.
The CICA has 27 member states and 12 observers, including some international organizations such as the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the Arab League as well as Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan, Ukraine and the United States.
Iran, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, South Korea, China, Russia, India, Palestine, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan Republic and Thailand are among the main member states of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia.
Asia Plus reported that tourism organizations from Iran, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan signed more than 50 memoranda of understanding in a regional tourism development assembly, which was held in Dushanbe on November 12.