The Russian government has formalized this Friday the departure of Russia from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), from which it was suspended at the end of April for its military campaign in Ukraine. Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has signed the corresponding order, according to the Executive’s legal information portal.

“Accept the proposal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, coordinated with the interested federal agencies, on the withdrawal of the Russian Federation from the UNWTO,” the document collects.

Russia was temporarily suspended on April 27 as one of the members of the UNWTO by the general assembly of the organization in an extraordinary meeting held in Madrid. The Madrid-based UNWTO made the decision despite Russia’s earlier announcement that it was withdrawing from the organization.

This withdrawal will become effective one year after the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs receives the pertinent letter notifying it. Russia’s temporary suspension prevents him from exercising his rights and benefiting from the privileges of UNWTO membership, including participation in UNWTO meetings.

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