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11. 6. 201820:01

Premier Babiš met with Mr Pololikashvili, the Secretary General of the UN World Tourism Organisation

Prime Minister Andrej Babiš met on Monday, 11 June 2018, with Secretary General of the UN World Tourism Organisation, Zurab Pololikashvili. The topics of the meeting were tourism, its benefit for the Czech and the world economy and the session of the UN Commission for Europe in Prague.

 To open the meeting, Premier Babiš congratulated Pololikashvili on being elected as the Secretary General of UNWTO, starting his office in January 2018. Then they spoke about tourism and its benefit for the Czech and world economy. In the Czech Republic, it forms 4.5% of employment and represents almost 3% of GDP. Tourism is growing in our country and the main reason of that growth, according to Prime Minister Andrej Babiš, is clearly the fact that the Czech Republic is the 7th safest country in the world.

The themes of the meeting included mutual cooperation, improving the quality of services, sustainability of tourism and the 63rd session of the UNWTO Commission for Europe that will take place in Prague this year, to be attended by representatives of 30 member countries.

UNWTO (UN World Tourism Organisation)

The UN World Tourism Organisation is a specialised agency of the UN for tourism, established in 2003 with its headquarters in Madrid. Its members are 158 states and more than 500 affiliate members representing the private sector, educational institutions and tourism associations. The main task of the inter-governmental organisation is promotion, support and development of international tourism with a view to fostering economic development of the member countries, international understanding, universal respect for, and observance of, human rights and fundamental freedoms.