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Russia, Kazakhstan to cooperate to attract Chinese, Indian tourists

IANS  |  Moscow 

The Presidents of and Kazakhstan, and Nazarbayev, on Friday agreed to cooperate closely to attract tourists from and to their respective countries.

"It is important to take advantage of our geographical proximity to and India, countries that show high rates of growth in tourism," said Nazarbayev during a meeting with the in the Kazakh city of Petropavlovsk, reports news.

The Kazakh leader proposed to promote joint projects for the development of tourism in the Caspian Sea, which borders both countries, in addition to promoting space tourism.

The Russian leader, who arrived in the Central Asian country to attend the regional cooperation forum between and Kazakhstan, agreed with his Kazakh counterpart on the need to give a boost to the development of tourism.

Putin proposed to create new tourist routes between the two countries that would popularize "the historical-cultural values, traditions and customs" of the peoples of and

"Nowhere else in the world can you find as much landscape diversity as in Russia and Kazakhstan," Putin said.



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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 20:06 IST