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Kumbaro: The meeting of the Commission for Europe of the World Tourism Organization will be held in Tirana

Kumbaro: The meeting of the Commission for Europe of the World Tourism

Following the meetings during the "Fitur" International Tourism Fair, the Minister of Tourism and Environment, Mirela Kumbaro, was received at the headquarters of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), by the General Secretary, Zurab Pololikashvili and the leaders of this organization.

Kumbaro: The meeting of the Commission for Europe of the World Tourism

Minister Kumbaro thanked UNWTO for its support to Albania and emphasized the importance of the meeting of the Commission for Europe of the World Tourism Organization on April 7-9 in Tirana, with the participation of about 40 tourism ministers from all over Europe.

Kumbaro: The meeting of the Commission for Europe of the World Tourism

"I want to thank UNWTO and the Secretary General for all the support shown to Albania in its commitment to the development of global tourism, as well as for the close cooperation in organizing the 70th meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Europe, a commitment with a lot of responsibility of the Ministry of Tourism and Environment, but also a very important event for Tirana", said Minister Kumbaro.

Kumbaro: The meeting of the Commission for Europe of the World Tourism

On the other hand, the Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization, Zurab Pololikashvili praised Albania for the rapid growth in tourism and its model with a focus on environmental protection. Also, Pololikashvili congratulated Albania for the figure of 10.1 million tourists during 2023 as the country with the fastest recovery, at the top of the UNWTO classification for Europe.

"Albania's pivotal role in hosting the 70th Regional Commission of Europe, as the official host country of ITB Berlin in 2025 and the hosting of 10 million foreign visitors emphasize its commitment to the advancement of global tourism", said the Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization.

Kumbaro: The meeting of the Commission for Europe of the World Tourism

Further, Minister Kumbaro and Pololikashvili discussed details of the agenda of the meeting of the 70th Regional Commission of Europe on April 7-9 in Tirana, underlining the close cooperation for the organization of a high level, where a part of the tourism ministers have already confirmed their participation.

The Fitur international tourism fair is held from January 24 to 28 and today, on its second day, Minister Kumbaro will hold meetings with the Minister of Tourism and Trade in Andorra, Jordi Torres Falco, as well as with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Union European and Cooperation of Spain, Jose Manuel Albares. Also, Minister Kumbaro will discuss issues of tourism and the environment in meetings with the Secretary of State for Environmental Affairs Hugo Moran Fernandez and with the Secretary of State for Tourism, Rosana Morillo.