Uzbekistan, India sign tourism cooperation plan


NEW DELHI, India – India and Uzbekistan today signed an action plan on tourism cooperation.

The action plan was signed by Dr. Lalit K. Panwar , CMD, Indian Tourism Development Cooperation and Rustam Mirzaev, Chairman of the Uzbektourism

Uzbekistan’s Deputy Prime Minister Rustom Azimov and Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai were also present on the occasion .

Welcoming the visiting dignitary, Subodh Kant Sahai said that India and Uzbekistan have age old ties and even in the past people used to visit each other country.

He also stressed the need for cooperation in developing tourism infrastructure in both the countries.

Sahai said the institutes of hotel management and food craft institute under the Ministry of Tourism can be utilized by Uzbekistan for human resource development of their tourism requirements.

Rustom Azimov said that his country looks forward for more cooperation with India in tourism sector.

He said India is a very popular country amongst Uzbeks and they look towards India as a growing global power.

The action plan envisages exchange of tourists/media who would highlight the tourism potential of each other’s country, setting up of joint ventures in an effort to promote the business of tourism and travel and establishing of the Representative offices in each other’s country for easy and convenient accessibility of information and updates.

It also includes construction and/or utilization of each other tourist facilities, creation of tourism infrastructure to promote tourist friendly destinations, education and re-training of personnel, production of goods, souvenirs, equipment and stock for promotion of tourism wherever the viability exists and organization of advertising and other promotional activity.

Both the sides will also consider exchange visits of tour operators and travel media to promote tourism between the two countries.