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Head of Azerbaijani community in UAE meet country`s tourism officials

Baku, July 1 (AZERTAC). Chairman of the “Azerbaijan” Society in the United Arab Emirates Samir Imanov has met with representatives of country`s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing.

The aim of the meeting was to update Dubai officials on Azerbaijan`s tourism potential.

Speaking in the meeting, Imanov noted Azerbaijan has officially opened tourist season on June 17. “The number of foreign tourists visiting Azerbaijan increased in the first five months of 2011”, he added.

Chairman of Azerbaijani Society in UAE also provided information about world`s most famous six 5-star hotels which have been built in Azerbaijan.

“Azerbaijan will host Eurovision 2012 song contest and it is expected 60 thousand tourists will visit our country next year,” Imanov said in the meeting. “Azerbaijani government carries out important work to improve tourism opportunities”, he added.

Imanov briefed the UAE tourism department`s representatives on historical cities of Azerbaijan as Nakhchivan, Ganja, Qabala, Zagatala, Shaki, Lankaran.

Touching on Armenia-Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh conflict Imanov noted Armenian occupants are in control of tourism potential of historical Azerbaijani territories.

The representatives of UAE tourism department were given materials reflecting Azerbaijan`s tourism potential.

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