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Assam invited to explore tourism opportunities in Kazakhstan

ANI  |  Guwahati (Assam) [India] 

Businessmen, tour operators, the hospitality industry and others involved with the sector in have been invited by the of to explore opportunities for bilateral cooperation in and with various parts of that country, and especially in and with Almaty, the capital.

This invitation to explore bilateral linkages was made by Kazakhstan's to during a five-day official visit to Guwahati.

Inaugurating an interactive session titled "Kazakhstan-India: Cooperation in Tourism", which was organised by the Embassy of and the Development Corporation (ATDC), Sarsenbayev gave a broad description of the main areas of cooperation between and

He informed participants about his government's aim to create a favourable climate. Details about the current level of cooperation in the sector between the two countries were also provided. The 90-minute presentation included a Q and A session, where the gave answers to various queries.

Indian and women expressed an interest in visiting Kazakhstan. The ATDC said it is willing to organise a presentation of tourism opportunities of in

Assam is known throughout the world for its tea plantations, national parks, natural landscape and historical monuments.

Both sides agreed that the Indian side would have an opportunity to discuss future cooperation with Kazakh partners. The ATDC said that it is also ready to host tour operators and from Kazakhstan.

The moderator of the interactive session from the Indian side was K. Hillaly, of the ATDC. The representatives of 10 largest companies of the state, such as Networks Travels, Pushpak, Landscape Safari, Natural Holidays and others attended this session.

Additionally, a roundtable discussion with representatives of (ITA) and tea producers of Assam was organised. During this meeting, Ambassador Sarsenbayev said that Kazakhstan delivers most of its tea through companies with Russian participation registered in Kazakhstan. He said the tea leaves supplied to Kazakhstan from are long and does not give the so-called "beautiful colour" or sufficient strength when mixed with milk.

ITA proposed to conduct the presentation of Assam tea in Kazakhstan. The Ambassador, in turn, recommended the possibility of opening a production unit of tea blending and its packaging in Kazakhstan.

He expressed the view that direct supply of tea from could significantly affect prices and quality.

Mr. also spoke about the benefits of the tax system of Kazakhstan for companies and investors. Indian expressed their interests in such projects.

The senior Kazakh also called on the of Assam During their meeting, issues of possible cooperation between Kazakhstan and Assam were discussed. The ambassador informed Mukhi about Kazakhstan's chairmanship in the UN Security Council, the implementation of strategies and programs in his country and the outcome of meetings with tour operators and tea producers of the state.

Mukhi said he and the state would provide all possible support to strengthen bilateral cooperation.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 17:05 IST