Azerbaijan and Belarus enter into a new tourism era

2007-2008 will be the year to mark the tourism industries of Azerbaijan and Belarus as the countries have signed an agreement on tourism cooperation. The program was signed by Abulfez Garayev, Azerbaijani Culture and Tourism Minister and Alexander Griqorov, Belarus Sport and Tourism Minister, according to Azeri Press Agency. Garayev informed his colleague about Azerbaijan tourism potential after the meeting. He said that it is important to develop mutual tourism cooperation in the development of newly-established tourism sectors of Azerbaijan. The Azerbaijani minister said Tourism University was established this year and the famous specialists will be involved to the teaching process. Alexander Grigorov said he was pleased with his visit to the country.

"I met with Azad Rehimov, Azerbaijani Youth and Sport minister. We talked about the Olympic Games which will take place in 2008 and Azerbaijan's participation there during the meeting. We signed a document on mutual cooperation with Azerbaijan today. I am sure that both countries will cooperate in tourism within 2007-2008," Grigorov said.

The program considers investigating and realizing the exchange of information, tourism legislation, the cooperation between the tourist organizations and associations of the countries, tourist marketing, and education projects on tourism. The sides will inform each other about the realization of the program.