Abkhazia and Bashkortostan Strengthen Ties, Boosting Tourism and Investments

SUKHUM / AQW'A ― Abkhazia and Bashkortostan have signed an intergovernmental agreement to enhance international and foreign economic relations in trade, economic, scientific, technical, social, tourism, and cultural spheres.

Radiy Khabirov, head of the Republic of Bashkortostan, announced that investments are flowing back into Abkhazia, leading to the emergence of new tourist complexes and hotels. He made this statement after meeting with Aslan Bzhaniya, the President of Abkhazia.

Khabirov emphasized that following the visit to the republic, the groundwork had been laid for tourists from Bashkortostan to visit Abkhazia. He met with Bzhaniya at the administration of the President of Abkhazia.

During the meeting, Khabirov stressed the importance of opening up Abkhazia and Bashkortostan to each other more actively. He mentioned that Oleg Nazarov, a representative of the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations, will address the issues of interaction between the two republics.

The head of Bashkortostan added that both republics have significant potential in the trade sphere.

The delegation from Bashkortostan, led by Radiy Khabirov, arrived in Abkhazia for an official visit on March 30. The visit is scheduled to conclude on April 2.

Bashkortostan Tour Operators Set to Increase Tours to Abkhazia by 20%

Rustam Muratov, the First Deputy Prime Minister of Bashkortostan, stated that the tour operators in his region are prepared to increase the number of tours to Abkhazia by 20%.

He added that there are prospects for training personnel in the tourism field from Abkhazia at Bashkir universities, as well as personnel for the Sukhum airport.

A presentation of Bashkortostan's economic and investment potential is currently taking place in the Cabinet of Ministers of Abkhazia. Radiy Khabirov, the head of Bashkortostan, noted that a delegation from the republic has arrived in Abkhazia to boost trade and establish new contracts. He believes that the presentation of economic opportunities will enable better understanding and foster mutual development.




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