Development of tourism to Islamic shrines of Uzbekistan discussed

Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- Muslim Board of Uzbekistan with the participation of representatives from the Committee on Religious Affairs, the Center for Islamic Civilization, Tashkent Islamic University and leading touristic firms organized a meeting to discuss development of tourism to Islamic shrines in Uzbekistan.

Chairperson of the Committee on Religious Affairs Ortiq Yusupov recalled that during his visit to Samarkand region on 9-10 November, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev called to develop tourism to Islamic shtines.

Yusupov noted that in order to attract tourists to Bukhara and Samarkand from Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia and other Islamic countries, a number of working groups were organized which work on particular directions.

During the meeting Mr. Akmal Qosimov, a specialist from Azia tour, suggested to pay attention to “Silsilai Alia” (Shrines of 12 Saints), to introduce special packages such as “Umra Plus” to Malaysian and Indonesian tourists.

The participants proposed to sign memorandum among participating parties in the process: The Committee on Religious Affairs, Muslim Board of Uzbekistan, Tashkent Islamic University, the Center for Islamic Civilization, Charity on Shrine Protection and State Tourism Committee.

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