Minister Angelkova held a work meeting in Moscow with the head of the Federal Tourism Agency Zarina Doguzova

11 March 2019

Minister of Tourism Nikolina Angelkova talks in the Russian capital with Zarina Doguzova, head of the Federal Tourism Agency. The meeting was held during the work visit of the Bulgarian Minister of the International Tourism Exchange Intourmarket 2019.

The two met only a week ago in Sofia on the eve of the Bulgarian-Russian Tourism Forum, which was opened by the Prime Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria Boyko Borisov and of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev. Zarina Doguzova congratulated Minister Angelkova on organizing the forum, which outlined important directions for future tourism cooperation between the two countries. „I am very pleased to welcome such dear guests as you. For me, good relations between Bulgaria and Russia are a priority”, said the head of Russian tourism.

Minister Angelkova thanked for the warm welcome and declared readiness to implement the Program for Joint Actions in the Field of Tourism between the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation for the period 2019-2021. The document was signed at the Russian Prime Minister's visit Dmitry Medvedev here.

The Bulgarian minister said that efforts will be made to promote cultural and historical routes to Russian guests in Bulgaria. The tourism administration intends to create pilgrimage routes together with business and local authorities.

During the meeting the possibilities for recreation in the children's camps on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast were discussed. We have started discussing a Regulation for them, the expertise of your specialists will be useful, said Minister Angelkova. She discussed with Zarina Doguzova and the measures, prepared with the Bulgarian municipalities, for stimulating charter flights with Russian tourists to Bulgaria.

Minister Angelkova officially invited Mrs. Doguzova to attend the Bulgarian-Russian Regional Tourism Forum, which will be held in April in Veliko Tarnovo. The fact that the event will be in the Old Throne City will allow the Russian tour operators and the representatives of the regions to reconsider the rich opportunities for cultural and historical tourism in Bulgaria.

The head of Russian tourism stressed that the implementation of the Bourgas-Novorossiysk ferry will further increase the exchange of tourists between the two countries.

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