Nepal, China sign MoU on tourism promotion

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KATHMANDU (Xinhua) — Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA) and China Chamber of Tourism (CCT) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Kathmandu to promote tourism between the two countries.

NATTA President Madhu Sudan Acharya and CCT Vice President Hao Xukuan signed the MoU on Thursday on the sidelines of the 14th meeting of Nepal-China Non-Governmental Cooperation Forum, a platform formed by apex private sector bodies of two countries.

According to a press statement of NATTA, following the signing of the MoU, the Chinese side pledged to help in making China Sales Mission, tourism promotional activities to be organized by NATTA, a success.

The NATTA is preparing to organize China Sales Mission in Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hangzhou and Beijing from June 7-17 in China in coordination with Nepal Tourism Board and Nepali embassy in Beijing.

During the meeting of Nepal-China Non-Governmental Cooperation Forum, entrepreneurs from the two countries had discussed on increasing joint investment in Nepal’s tourism sector.

The Federation Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), the apex private sector body of Nepal, and All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce (ACFIC) had formed the forum in 1996 to promote economic and business cooperation, joint ventures and cultural promotions mutually from the private sectors of two countries.