Promotion of tourism in conflict areas is unacceptable - Fuad Naghiyev

  12 September 2019    Read: 1665
 Promotion of tourism in conflict areas is unacceptable - Fuad Naghiyev

'It is unacceptable to promote tourism in conflict areas and occupied territories, reports,'  Chairman of Azerbaijan's State Tourism Agency Fuad Naghiyev noted at the 23rd session of the UNWTO General Assembly in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Naghiyev spoke of the significance of global code of ethics adopted by the UNWTO during the session. 'Some countries violate ethics during the international platforms and exhibitions by committing provocation. It is necessary to prevent such cases,' Naghiyev also added. 

Note, the 23rd Session of the UNWTO General Assembly was opened on September 9 in St. Petersburg with the participation of the ministers of tourism and managers from public and private sectors from various countries.

The session is attended by more than 1,100 people, including 65 ministers and deputy ministers of tourism. Session agenda includes topics such as the role of tourism in the creation of new jobs, as well as the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship in supporting international tourism.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.

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