On Friday 29 November, Jean Castellini, Minister of Finance and Economy, accompanied by Isabelle Rosabrunetto, Director-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, and Guy Antognelli, Director of Monaco Tourist and Convention Authority, were host to Zurab Pololikhasvili, Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), who was accompanied by Alessandra Priante, Director of the Regional Department for Europe at the UNWTO.
The aim of this working meeting was to discuss the tourism development programmes that have been implemented by the UNWTO, to which the Principality could contribute.
Developing responsible, sustainable tourism was evidently central to the discussions, as this subject is one of the key concerns of the tourism industry, the UNWTO and the Principality.
Mr Zurab Pololikashvili has been Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) since 1 January 2018, following his election by the UNWTO General Assembly at its twenty-second session.
He was formerly Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Kingdom of Spain, the Principality of Andorra, the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria and the Kingdom of Morocco, and Permanent Representative of Georgia to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) until December 2017.