Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) strengthened its ties with Uzbekistan during a recent visit to the destination on the occasion of the Ziyarah Tourism Week, organised on Nov 1-7, 2022, in several regions of the country. Various exhibitions, seminars, conferences and cultural and educational events were held aimed at the development of pilgrimage tourism.
ITC took the opportunity to strengthen its relations with various Uzbekistan agencies for mutual Islamic Tourism development.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Bukhara Regional Government of Uzbekistan and ITC was signed by Dato’ Dr Mohmed Razip Hasan, Director-General, ITC, and Mr Botir Zaripov, the Governor of the Bukhara Province.
The MoU was to recognise the immense possibilities of establishing and developing ties between the respective members of the two organisations in terms of research and training, industry development, and knowledge sharing, among others.
ITC also took the opportunity to visit the Silk Road International University of Tourism and meet with its Vice Chancellor, Deans of Faculty, and International Heads of Department. Discussions between the two parties centred around possible collaborations and joint programmes on tourism and cultural and heritage partnerships.
The trip was also a networking opportunity for ITC to be acquainted with several key officials from Uzbekistan, including the Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Tourism and Cultural Heritage, Mr Aziz Abdukaxarovich Abduxakimov, and the Deputy Mufti of Uzbekistan.