Uzbekistan and France cooperate in tourism industry

TASHKENT (TCA) — A delegation of Paris Academy and higher education institutions of France visited Uzbekistan this week to strengthen cooperation between educational institutions of bоth countries, introduce best practices in tourism, exchange students and faculty, organize internships, as well as implement joint programs in tourism, Uzbekistan’s Jahon information agency reported.

During the visit, representatives of the French delegation had meetings at the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Special Education and at the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan.

Guests from France also visited Samarkand. The ancient city hosted a working meeting of the Joint Commission on preparation for the forum of rectors of France and Uzbekistan, which is scheduled for spring 2020. The event was attended by rectors of 8 higher education institutions of Samarkand and representatives of the French delegation, consisting of 10 members.

The meeting discussed the potential for development of relations in education, issues of holding Uzbekistan–France Educational Forum and cooperation of Paris University with “Silk Road” International University of Tourism.

Following the event, an Agreement on Cooperation was signed between Paris Academy and “Silk Road” International University of Tourism. The agreement covers issues of ensuring the mobility of students and teachers, improving their skills, enhancing curricula and programs.

Sergey Kwan


Sergey Kwan has worked for The Times of Central Asia as a journalist, translator and editor since its foundation in March 1999. Prior to this, from 1996-1997, he worked as a translator at The Kyrgyzstan Chronicle, and from 1997-1999, as a translator at The Central Asian Post.
Kwan studied at the Bishkek Polytechnic Institute from 1990-1994, before completing his training in print journalism in Denmark.

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