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Svetlana Smirnova: The power of tourism is unique

01.10.2020 132 просмотров

First Deputy Secretary General - Head of the General Secretariat Svetlana Smirnova took part in the International Online Conference "CIS + WORLD: The Power of Tourism".

“Our Eurasian continent is the largest and most populous on the planet,” said Svetlana Smirnova, welcoming the participants of the event, “The mission of the International Union of Non-Governmental Organizations “Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly” is the formation of an integration social model and a large Eurasian partnership in the name of the establishment of peace and harmony through the development of multilateral cooperation and public (people's) diplomacy.

The Eurasian Peoples' Assembly was established three years ago. And now I see our friends in the hall and on the screen, who were directly involved in the creation and formation of our union. Today, of course, it is very important to understand that peace and tranquility on our planet Earth depend on all of us. Unfortunately, they are very fragile and we need to use all the tools to save them.

The power of tourism is unique. This is a powerful tool for the development of good neighborly relations, the formation of mutual understanding and partnership. In the 19th century, it was believed in Russia that a person can become educated, in the full sense of the word, when, after completing his education, he visits at least one of the foreign countries. Acquaintance with a country not only broadens one's horizons, but also allows one to get to know its people and culture better, allows one to see not only what distinguishes, but, above all, what unites. Tourism has many faces: it is business tourism, and health, and educational, and cultural and educational. But any form of it helps us to get to know each other better and, most importantly, to preserve or, perhaps, revive, increase trust between peoples and countries.

And today I sincerely thank Anastasia Pavlova, the founder and head of the CIS + WORLD program. This unique project was able to unite representatives of different peoples from more than 100 countries. And thanks, among other things, to today's forum, which is taking place in a mixed online and offline format, we can hear each other, learn about effective practices and, of course, visit different countries when we have the opportunity. The Eurasian Peoples' Assembly is always glad to cooperate and take initiatives aimed at supporting good neighborly relations between countries and peoples, at preserving the ethno-cultural and linguistic diversity of our continent.

Bright impressions for all, bright travels!”

Founder of the "CIS + WORLD" project, head of the Tourism Committee of the Business Center for Economic Development of the CIS countries, chairman of Eurasian Tourism Security Council of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly Anastasia Pavlova reported that the CIS+WORLD Program had prepared an official gratitude to the First Deputy Secretary General – Head of the General Secretariat of the Peoples’ Assembly Eurasia Svetlana Smirnova "for bringing together effective international experts, for creating a unique Eurasian communication model."

"I want all the countries, all the people who see us live right now, and all the countries and people who see us on the record, to know about this gratitude," she said Anastasia Pavlova. – The Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly has united almost the entire Eurasian region today. The creators of this project a few years ago believed that the strength of the spirit, the strength of friendship and the strength of trust can accomplish absolutely impossible things on the world stage.”

Recall at the International Online Conference « CIS+WORLD: The Power of Tourism”, which took place on September 30, 2020, was attended by more than 50 countries. And the geography of this audience is expanding. The full video is available at link.

The main theme of the conference is the strengthening of world tourism in the post-pandemic period.

Organizers of the conference: Committee for Tourism of the Business Center for Economic Development of the CIS and the Coordinating Council of Non-Commercial Organizations of Russia, with the participation of experts from the Public Movement "Strong Russia".

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