Pakistan and China sign MoU to deepen tourism cooperation and exchanges
BEIJING, Nov. 30 (Gwadar Pro) - Pakistan and China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for expanding bilateral tourism exchanges and cooperation on Monday. The signing ceremony was held at the Chinese Ministry of Culture and Tourism in Beijing.
Pakistani Ambassador Moin ul Haque and Mr. Zhang Xu, Chinese Vice-Minister of Culture and Tourism signed the MoU from both sides. The MoU signing was a part of the activities to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between the two countries.
The MoU envisages upgrading tourism cooperation between Pakistan and China as outlined in the CPEC Long Term Plan. As per the MoU, both sides would enhance their bilateral tourism cooperation in a coordinated manner for the sustainable development of the tourism industry.
The MoU seeks to cover all aspects of tourism cooperation from policy formulation and institutional support to the development of tourism products and expanding B2B linkages. It would particularly assist Pakistan to upgrade its touristic infrastructure and facilities and develop a sustainable ecosystem for spurring domestic and international tourists’ inflows.
Both sides have also decided to establish a Joint Working Group to implement the MoU and initiate specific projects in the two countries with mutual consultation.
The event was also attended by senior officials from the two countries and media representatives.