Turkmenistan and China develop tourism cooperation

ASHGABAT (TCA) — The forum “Turkmenistan-China: tourism along the Great Silk Road” took place in Urumqi, the capital of China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on August 31.

The main goal of the forum, organized by the diplomatic mission of Turkmenistan jointly with the State Committee for Tourism of Turkmenistan and the Committee for the Development of Tourism of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, was to promote the Turkmen-Chinese cooperation in this sphere and establish a dialogue between the core companies of Turkmenistan and the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Turkmen state-run Newspaper “Golden Age” reported.

Representatives of the central and municipal administrations and leading tourist agencies participated in the forum.

The forum started with the meeting of the delegation of Turkmenistan with Vice-Governor of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Erkin Tuniyaz, who presented the program of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on the enhancement of the tourism cooperation with the countries located along the Great Silk Road and the development of the internal and inbound tourism in this region.

“Turkmenistan is a unique culture with great potential not only in the sphere of tourism but also in the trade and economic area. The steps taken by President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov in this context deeply impress and we are interested in developing Turkmen-Chinese travel industry,” emphasized Erkin Tuniyaz.

The representatives of China expressed their readiness for the wide popularization of the information about Turkmenistan among their compatriots so that they want to see with their own eyes the unique beauty of the Turkmen nature, to feel the atmosphere of the historical heritage and the original traditions and hospitality as well as to enjoy the architectural sights of white-marble Ashgabat.

The travel agencies of Turkmenistan expressed their readiness for studying the specific character for hosting and providing services to travelers from China.

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