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Luke Coffey: The historicity and modernity of Nakhchivan fascinate me

Luke Coffey, head of the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy at the "Heritage" Foundation, an American conservative think tank visited the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic on October 3. The guest visited a number of sightseeing places in the autonomous republic.

In an interview with the "Sharg gapisi" newspaper, Luke Coffey shared his impressions about this ancient land:

- First of all, I would say that this is my first visit to Nakhchivan, but my acquaintance with your ancient land has made a great impression on me. The cleanliness and order here, the hospitality and friendly attitude of the people specially attracted my attention, I enjoyed my visit. Nakhchivan's historicity and modernity fascinated me. I visited the Duzdag Physiotherapy Center, Nakhchivangala and Noah's tomb, and I will inform my friends about what I have seen here. I intend to come here again to get to know Nakhchivan more closely.

News department

"Sharg gapisi" newspaper

04.10.2018

Nakhchivan has a great tourism potential

According to the Decree of President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mr. Ilham Aliyev dated September 1, 2016, September 27 is celebrated as the “Day of Tourism Workers” in our country.

There are wide opportunities for the development of tourism in Azerbaijan, located in a favourable geographical position. Our nationwide leader Heydar Aliyev cared about the development of this field during both of his leadership. In the 70s of the last century, a large network of tourism organizations and excursions was established in Azerbaijan, modern hotels, public entertainment facilities were built. During the years of independence, the great leader paid attention to the development of this field and an important legal basis for the regulation of state tourism policy was created.

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Nakhchivan left rich impressions on European guests

As we reported earlier, ambassadors of European countries to Azerbaijan and other guests visited the autonomous republic to attend the "European days" held in Nakhchivan on September 21-23. Within the framework of the visit, the European guests visited the historical monuments and cultural establishments of Nakhchivan and got acquainted with the economic, educational, tourism and cultural spheres of the autonomous republic. The diplomats shared their impressions on Nakhchivan with the employees of the "Sharg gapisi" newspaper.

Kestutis Yankauskas - Head of the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan: - This is my third visit to Nakhchivan. Your region is very beautiful. Especially the cleanliness and hospitality here draws people. During my previous visits I had an opportunity  to take a walk in Nakhchivan, I can say that, the high mountains and mineral waters here are very attractive to me, as a Lithuanian. I think that opportunities to increase the number of tourists to your country, including the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, are vast. Therefore, efforts should be made to increase the number of European tourists traveling to the Republic of Azerbaijan, including the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic in the upcoming period, tourist agencies should work in this direction, and we should know each other more closely. I think that intense tourism relations will bring us closer.

We were very pleased with our meetings here. We witnessed a creative approach to the work that people have been doing at meetings with both business and education. At the press conference, we were asked many interesting questions. At the school named after Heydar Aliyev, Nakhchivan State and "Nakhchivan" universities, we witnessed the activeness of pupils and students. It's great not only for me, but for all European ambassadors too. The event held in Nakhchivan to get acquainted with people interested in studying in Europe and interested in European Union-supported education and small business projects has been a great opportunity for both people living here and for us. The interest of thousands of people to the "European town" organized in Nakhchivangala really delighted us. In terms of acquaintance with other cultures and making new friends it has been unforgettable day. Indeed, we return with a deep impression from this land.

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The "European town" was launched in Nakhchivan

The opening ceremony of the "European town" was held at the Historical-Architectural Museum Complex "Nakhchivangala" on September 23.

Initially, the anthems of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the European Union were sounded.

European ambassadors to Azerbaijan welcomed the festival participants.

Minister of Youth and Sport of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic Azad Jabbarov and Head of the EU Delegation to Azerbaijan Kestutis Yankauskas gave opening speeches.

Chairman of the Supreme Majlis of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic Vasif Talibov attended the event and reviewed the exhibitions.

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Natural healing sources play an important role in promoting the autonomous republic as a treatment tourism destination

In the modern world, tourism is one of the most attractive areas for its course of development and profitability. Attraction of more tourists on the basis of assessment and usage of existing potential is one of the main goals of tourism. Therefore, the use of different tourism resources is of great importance to all countries at the moment. In recent years, the growth of treatment tourism in the world has created new opportunities for the development of this sphere. Because health is the greatest blessing for people and it becomes more urgent day by day. The World Tourism Organization's annual report shows an increase in the number of people who benefit from this type of tourism. At present, the share of medical and health tourism worldwide has reached 14% of the total tourism turnover.

It should be noted that the treatment tourism resources are not typical for every tourist destination. It is not possible to develop this kind of tourism everywhere because natural factors play a great role here. However, treatment tourism is a major type of tourism for countries or regions that have the potential and are able to effectively use this potential. From this point of view, Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, which is an integral part of Azerbaijan, is distinguished for its rich medical tourism opportunities.

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