An international festival entitled “Dushanbe ,“ ECO Tourism Capital” was held on August 29-30, 2021 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. A number of participants, including senior local dignitaries and the high-level delegations representing the tourism sector of the ECO Member States as well as delegation of the ECO Secretariat attended the event.
While welcoming the participants, Mr. Tojjiddin Jurazoda, Chairman of the State Committee for Tourism Development said that Dushanbe serves as a mirror of cultural and historical heritage of the country.
The Deputy Mayor of Dushanbe, Ms. Mavsuma Muini briefed the event’s participants about the development of the capital city in the recent years.
On the occasion, the ECO Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador Jandos Asanov presented, on behalf of the ECO Secretary General a certificate declaring the capital city of Tajikistan ,“ Dushanbe as ECO Tourism Capital for the years 2020-2021. In his remarks, Ambassador Jandos noted that the tourism sector of Tajikistan made remarkable progress under the patronage and vision of the country’s honourable President, H.E. Mr. Emomali Rahmon. He expressed optimism that the organization of such events would help realize our shared interests and objectives in the region’s tourism sector as per ECO Vision ,“ 2025.
Within the framework of the international tourism festival, another event titled “Agro-Tourism Development in Tajikistan” was also organized. Moreover, the participants visited Tursunzoda and Hisar cities as part of the programme of events.