Meeting of SCO countries’ tourism administrations heads

Встреча руководителей туристских администраций

On 17 March 2023, heads of tourism administrations of the SCO member states met in Varanasi (India), the tourism and cultural capital of the SCO.

The event brought together officials from ministries and agencies in charge of tourism development from the Republic of India, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the People's Republic of China, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan, the Republic of Uzbekistan, and the SCO Secretariat.

The SCO Deputy Secretary-General Shri Janesh Kain led the SCO Secretariat delegation in welcoming the participants.

The heads of tourism administrations of the SCO member states discussed the current situation and prospects for cooperation in the field of tourism between the SCO member states.

The heads of delegations approved the Joint Action Plan for the implementation of the SCO Tourism Cooperation Programme for 2023, the Action Plan for the Year of Tourism in the SCO Space in 2023, and also granted the city of Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan, the status of the SCO Tourism and Cultural Capital in 2023-2024.

At the end of the meeting, the participants adopted a Joint Statement.