Minister Angelkova met with Svetlana Anufrienko, Director General of the Association of the Russia Regions

11 March 2019

The Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova spoke with the Director General of the Association of the Russia Regions Svetlana Anufrienko. The meeting was part of the work visit of the Bulgarian Minister to Russia during the Intourmarket 2019 International Tourism Exchange.

Last year, the visits of citizens from the Russian Federation amounted to nearly 512 thousand, which ranked the country sixth among the leading inbound tourism markets in Bulgaria, said Minister Angelkova. She pointed out that the Ministry of Tourism is working hard to promote Bulgaria as a destination offering excellent conditions for 4 seasons visits.

In April, we plan to organize a Bulgarian-Russian Regional Tourism Forum, the Minister informed. The event will be held in Veliko Tarnovo, which is another reason for representatives of Russian business to touch the cultural and historical wealth of our country.

The topic of the conversation was the possibility of signing a Memorandum of Cooperation in the field of tourism between the Ministry of Tourism and the Association of the Russia Regions. Minister Angelkova thanked Mrs. Anufrienko for the participation on the Bulgarian-Russian Business Forum in the field of tourism, which was opened in Sofia by the Prime Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria Boyko Borisov and the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev. The Minister expressed hope that the cooperation will continue in the future, which helps the development of tourism in our country and in Russia.

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