Ambassador: Opening Baku-Cairo direct flights to contribute to tourism growth

Politics 21:00 24.06.2024

The opening of direct flights between Baku and Cairo will contribute to the growth of tourist flows between Azerbaijan and Egypt, Azerbaijani Ambassador to Egypt Elkhan Polukhov said in an interview with the Egyptian Ahram Online, Ednews informs.

“Unfortunately, according to the latest statistics of 2023, around 17,000 Azerbaijani citizens visited Egypt and around 7,000 Egyptians visited Azerbaijan. We have a direct flight from Sharm El-Sheikh to our capital city Baku. We believe that having a direct flight from Cairo to Baku will definitely enhance the number of tourists,” the diplomat noted.

“Both countries have a deep, rich history and beautiful nature. Azerbaijan with its relatively small territory has nine climatic zones, which make our nature very diverse. Tourists can also enjoy our unique cuisine. Egypt and Azerbaijan can consider potentials of hosting many international cultural, musical, and sports events. Last year, we had a very beautiful concert dedicated to the 100th anniversary of our late president Heydar Aliyev in the Cairo Opera. We also organized the first kickboxing tournament between teams from the two countries, dedicated to Heydar Aliyev. This year, we are planning to have another concert and other cultural activities,” he said.

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