The President of Turkmenistan received the Secretary General of the UN World Tourism Organization

On March 27, 2024, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov received the Secretary-General of the UN World Tourism Organization Zurab Pololikashvili, who arrived in Ashgabat to participate in the International Conference “Main directions and potential for tourism development in Turkmenistan”.

At the beginning of the meeting, the head of state emphasized the importance of the forum and expressed confidence that the bilateral meetings held during the current visit would serve to further expand cooperation between Turkmenistan and the UN World Tourism Organization.

The head of the largest international organization, taking the opportunity, conveyed words of greeting to the Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan, as well as wishes of peace, prosperity and new successes on the chosen path to the entire Turkmen people.

During the subsequent conversation, which took place in a businesslike, constructive manner, the current state and prospects for the development of traditional cooperation that meets mutual interests were discussed.

As noted, our country is currently paying special attention to the development of the tourism industry. Natural and climatic conditions and great historical and cultural potential, rich national traditions and original customs, as well as new and high-quality infrastructure are the main factors in the development of national tourism.

It was noted that another important area of the national economy of Turkmenistan is the health, treatment and sanatorium-resort sector. In all corners of the country, the number of specialized facilities and the range of services provided in them are growing, which create favorable conditions for recreational tourism.

In this regard, it was emphasized that our country continues to intend to develop sustainable tourism, the goals of which coincide with the Sustainable Development Goals, to achieve socio-economic progress and ensure environmental well-being.