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Belarus Joins UN Tourism Agency

Belarus Joins UN Tourism Agency

Belarus has formally joined the World Tourism Organization (WTO), which the United Nations specialized agency says will allow the country to gain many benefits for its tourism industry.

The Parliament of Belarus unanimously ratified accession of the country to the WTO last Thursday, which will increase the number of Member States to 146. The WTO Commission for Europe, which is the broader forum on tourism policy at the European level, will now have 41 Member States.

As the first representative of an international organization speaking at the Parliament, WTO Regional Representative for Europe Luigi Cabrini hailed this decision, saying that, “On the one hand our Organization will be a source of technical and strategic tools for the sound development of the tourism industry, and on the other Belarus will benefit from an enhanced visibility as an attractive tourist destination.”

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