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An international event was held under the motto “Khiva - OIC city of tourism for 2024”

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On March 5, an international event took place in the Ichan-Kala complex in the city of Khiva under the motto “Khiva – OIC city of tourism for 2024”.

The event was attended by representatives of the secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), its members, the leadership of the Tourism Committee and the khokimiyat of the Khorezm region, as well as representatives of the media.

For reference: at the XI session of the ministers of tourism of the OIC member states, held on June 27-29, 2022 in the city of Baku, Republic of Azerbaijan, the city of Khiva was awarded the status of “OIC city of tourism for 2024”.

At the meeting, the head of the delegation of Uzbekistan - Minister of Ecology, Environmental Protection and Climate Change Aziz Abdukhakimov made a presentation on the policy of openness pursued by the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan in tourism, simplification of the visa regime, preservation of cultural heritage, improvement of historical cities. Particular attention was paid to reforms and the history, culture and tourism potential of the city of Khiva.

Such recognition will make it possible to develop domestic and foreign tourism, build new infrastructure facilities, museums and exhibitions, and increase the volume of exports of tourism services.

“The decision to declare Khiva the Islamic World city of tourism for 2024 by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation will make Khiva more famous in the international tourism market as a tourist destination,” said Jamshid Abdusalamov, First Deputy Chairman of the Tourism Committee.

Khiva, one of the most remarkable cities in Central Asia, is the only rare monument in the region that has been preserved intact. It is famous for its ancient monuments and attracts tourists from all over the world. On December 12, 1990, the city of Khiva was the first in Central Asia to be included in the World Heritage List by a special decision of the XIV session of UNESCO in Canada.

“It is well known that in the past Khiva was considered a center of culture and science”, said Dr. Ahmad Kawesa Sengendo, Deputy Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

Deputy Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation Dr. Ahmad Kawesa Sengendo presented the khokim of Khiva with a certificate in connection with awarding the city the status of a “OIC city of tourism for 2024”.

In May 2024, the XII session of the Ministers of Tourism of the member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation will be held in Khiva.

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