President Ilham Aliyev visits AITF 2012
The role of the tourism industry in the Azerbaijani economy and the high status of this exhibition have today been emphasized by the annual visit of the president of the Republic of Azerbaijan, H.E. Ilham Aliyev, who, for the third consecutive year, has visited AITF.
The president visited the stands of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan and the World Tourism Organization which, for the first time in the history of the exhibition, has its own separate stand.
H.E. Ilham Aliyev also visited the stands of Bulgaria, the first guest country of the exhibition, and Turkey, which is participating for the third consecutive year as the partner country to the exhibition. The delegation from Stavropol region greeted the Azerbaijani president with traditional bread and salt.
The president also visited the national stands of the Emirate of Dubai, the Czech Republic, India, Malaysia, Georgia, Lithuania and Slovenia. Exhibitors briefed the president on their activities, the services they offer, and the prospects for co-operation with Azerbaijani companies.