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Ukraine and Guatemala have officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of tourism.

The State Agency for Tourism Development of Ukraine and the Guatemalan Institute of Tourism (INGUAT) have entered into a collaboration agreement in the development of the tourism sector by signing a Memorandum of Understanding at the 25th session of the UNWTO General Assembly in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. 

The document envisions the exchange of contacts between tourism entities of both countries to increase tourist flows as well as mutual participation in international events such as exhibitions, fairs, conferences, seminars, and others related to tourism. 

Another key focus is the exchange of experience in tourism, including legislation, accommodation quality standards, tourism statistics collection systems, innovations, digital technologies, marketing of tourist destinations, and opportunities for MICE tourism development.

The MoU encompasses the exchange of media publications, along with scheduled reciprocal visits by tourism experts and press tours for media representatives from both nations.

The Chairperson of the SATD, Mariana Oleskiv, expressed gratitude to representatives of the Republic of Guatemala for their support of Ukraine in its fight for independence. “In 2022, after Russia's full-scale invasion of our territory, Guatemala became one of the few countries in Latin America that decisively supported our initiative. It appealed to the Executive Council of the UNWTO with a request to exclude Russia from the International Tourism Organization. The document signed today officially confirms our shared intentions to jointly revive the tourism sector of our nation,” -  the Head of SATD highlighted.