Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 16
By Ilhama Isabalayeva – Trend:
Azerbaijan has invited French investors to develop tourism zones in the country.
Sevda Mammadaliyeva, Azerbaijani deputy minister of culture and tourism, has proposed to attract French investors for development of tourism and recreation areas in the country.
Mammadaliyeva made this proposal while addressing the eighth meeting of the Azerbaijani-French intergovernmental commission, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Culture and Tourism told Trend.
The deputy minister said that provisions of the Strategic Road Map on the development of specialized tourism industry in Azerbaijan, approved by the decree of the Azerbaijani president, will contribute to Azerbaijan’s cooperation with other countries, including France, in the tourism sphere.
During the meeting, prospects of the two countries’ relations in the tourism sphere were discussed and the importance to intensify relations between the Movement of the Enterprises of France (MEDEF) and Azerbaijani associations and companies was noted. Meanwhile, the necessity to study France’s experience for developing agrarian and other types of tourism in Azerbaijan was highlighted.
Moreover, during the meeting, the importance of expanding cooperation between Azerbaijan Tourism and Management University and Institute for Research and Advanced Studies in Tourism (IREST) of the Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris, , cooperation on personnel training in various directions of the tourism sphere, cooperation on investments in hotel construction sphere between Azerbaijan’s Gilan Holdign and France’s Accor Group was noted.