Ministry announces number of Azerbaijani citizens visiting Kazakhstan in 1H18 (Exclusive)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 15
By Rashid Shirinov – Trend:
As many as 46,092 citizens of Azerbaijan visited Kazakhstan in January-June 2018, Tourism Industry Committee of Kazakh Culture and Sport Ministry told Trend.
The committee noted that in order to increase the tourist flow, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan take part in international cultural events and tourism exhibitions held in both countries.
Thus, in April this year, Azerbaijan Tourism Association (AZTA) took part in the Kazakhstan International Tourism Fair (KITF 2018) in Almaty, where the tourism potential of Azerbaijan was presented. Similarly, the Kazakh side took part in the annual Azerbaijan International Tourism and Travel Fair (AITF 2017) in Baku, where it presented medical and health tourism of Kazakhstan.
"In addition, cooperation continues within the framework of international organizations such as CAREC, Turksoy, CIS and others," said the message.
It is also worth noting that the 4th meeting of the Ministers of Tourism of the Turkic Council member states (Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkey) was held on August 8 this year, where the parties discussed the main issues of preparing the launch and commercial implementation of the Turkic Council Modern Silk Road joint tour package project.
"The proposed mechanism will allow overcoming obstacles to the transnational tourism product (visa, customs and border barriers when tourists cross the borders of neighboring countries), as well as opening new air routes between the cities of the countries," the committee noted.
Moreover, on October 31 Astana hosted the 15th meeting of the Kazakhstan-Azerbaijan Joint Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation, where various aspects of deepening cooperation in tourism, including the development of cruise tourism in the Caspian Sea, were considered.
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