China, Pakistan discuss ways to promote bilateral tourism

ISLAMABAD: A high level meeting was held today at China Embassy between Ms. Pang Chunxue, Charge de’ affairs, Chinese Embassy in Pakistan and Mr. Awn Chaudhry, Advisor to Prime Minister on Tourism and Sports and Mr. Aftab ur Rehman Rana, Managing Director of PTDC to discuss the promotion of bilateral tourism between Pakistan and China.

Discussion was held on improving facilitation for the tourists on both sides to enhance people to people contact on the occasion of year 2023 which has been declared by both the countries to be celebrated as the year of China-Pakistan Year of Tourism Exchange.

Mr. Chaudhry conveyed the best wishes to Her Excellency on the occasion of Chinese New Year starting from 22nd January this year. He said, China Pakistan friendship is everlasting and two brotherly counties need to enhance cooperation in tourism sector to increase the flow of tourists from both sides which will be greatly be helpful in improving the people to people contact between the two counters.

Mr. Aftab Rana, MD PTDC especially emphasized on the need to promote group tours through the registered tourism operators of both the countries to provide convenient way to enjoy touristic sites through guided group tours. He also recommended about the opening of Khunjrab Pass for tourist traffic as it provides easy access to the visitors of both the countries. He also shared a brief having various recommendations to promote bilateral tourism with Ms. Pang Chunxue, Charge de Affairs, Chinese Embassy in Pakistan.

Ms. Pang Chunxue highly appreciated the idea of improving people to people contact during the year of 2023 and agreed to provide all support and assistance for the promotion of bilateral tourism between China and Pakistan.

Mian Abrar
Mian Abrar
The writer heads Pakistan Today's Islamabad Bureau. He has a special focus on counter-terrorism and inter-state relations in Asia, Asia Pacific and South East Asia regions. He tweets as @mian_abrar and also can be reached at [email protected]


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