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Source: Ministry of Economic Development (Russia) – An important disclaimer is located at the bottom of this article.

On May 15, 2024, in the city of Kazan, “on the sidelines” of the XV International Economic Forum “Russia – Islamic World”, the 1st meeting of the Russian-Malaysian Working Group on Tourism, created in November last year, was held. On behalf of the Russian side, the chairman was the Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation Dmitry Volvach, the Malaysian delegation was headed by the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture of Malaysia Khairul Firdaus.

During the meeting, a number of issues were raised aimed at strengthening Russian-Malaysian relations in the field of tourism. “The potential for growth in mutual tourist flow between our countries is very high. The launch of an industry dialogue will help eliminate current barriers related to transport accessibility, lack of information about the tourism potential of countries and the ability to pay for tourism services,” said Dmitry Volvach.

He also noted that 2023 was the first full year that the Ministry of Economic Development worked as a regulator of the tourism industry. “Together with business and the regions, we determined the tourism development strategy until 2030 and updated the industry national project,” said Dmitry Volvach. “We set ourselves the goal of increasing the contribution of tourism to GDP by 2 times, while the number of tourist trips throughout the country should increase by 53 million and amount to 140 million trips, of which 16 million are foreign.”

Director of the Center for International Tourism Development Yulia Maksutova introduced the Russian tourism brand to foreign partners. Representatives of regional tourism authorities and Russian tour operators spoke about their tourism products that may be of interest to tourists from Malaysia.

To further develop industry interaction between the two departments of the Russian Ministry of Economic Development, a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of tourism was developed. Based on the results of discussion of the text of the document, it was decided to sign the memorandum by the end of 2024.

A separate topic of discussion was the launch of direct flights and the mutual abolition of visa requirements. Both sides supported these initiatives and will carefully study them with industry departments.

As a result of the meeting, Dmitry Volvach and Khairul Firdaus signed the regulations on the Russian-Malaysian Working Group on Tourism and the minutes of the first meeting.

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