Today in Yekaterinburg Executive Director of the Ural Association of Tourism Mikhail Maltsev received the delegation from the Republic of South Africa headed by Ambassador of South African Embassy in Moscow Mrs. Sibanda Thusi and The Premier of Mpumalanga province in South Africa David Mabuza. Branch ministries including the Member of the Executive Council (MEC) for Finance, Economic Development and Tourism of Mpumalanga province Sikhumbuzo Eric Kholwane participated in the meeting as well. It was decided that the Ural Association of Tourism will continue cooperation with him in the field of mutual tourism development.
The Parties agreed to exchange visits and expressed their intentions to sign a Memorandum of understanding between UAT and Mpumalanga province in South Africa. Intentions is confirmed by exchange visits planned on spring of 2017 year. The visit of South African delegation is coincided to the international tourism exhibition LETO-2017 that will be held in Yekaterinburg between 7 and 8 April and will last during a week or two. During the visit tour on the routes of SEMI-PRECIOUS RING OF THE URALS is planned. The return visit of the delegation headed by Executive Director of the Ural Association of Tourism is planned in the middle of May. The Parties agreed to set an information exchange in the field of tourism and culture. In Mr. Maltsev words, regular information exchange plays a crucial role in this process.