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10:19 | Sep 02 | 2014

Dozens of foreign companies to attend Diamond Week in Yakutia

 An image-creating tourism project "Diamond Week in Yakutia 2014" will start on September 2. It will be attended by representatives of 40 countries, said the head of the Republic’s Ministry for Entrepreneurship and Tourism Ekaterina Kormilitsyna at a press conference on August 28.

"We are expecting tourists and partners from China, India, South Korea, Korea, UAE, European countries, Brazil, Venezuela, Japan, Israel, and others. For some of them it is not the first time they come, and they have already appreciated the cleanness of the Yakut diamonds," - said the Minister.

The Diamond Week in Yakutia is held for the third time. This year it will last from 2 to 7 September in Mirny and Yakutsk. The guests are going to see how diamonds are mined and jewelry created. The business partners will be able to purchase rough diamonds at the international auction.

"This tour indicates Yakutia as the diamond capital. We are using such events to increase the flow of inbound tourism,"- said Ekaterina Kormilitsyna. One of the highlights of the Week will be The Diamond Ball". This grand celebration combines luxury of a classical ball and the refined atmosphere of a reception.

 

Yakutia Sakha News Agency