Indian envoy urges joint effort to attract tourists

Kathmandu, July 17

Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri has stressed on the need for collaborative efforts between Nepal and India to attract third country tourists in both countries.

Informing that both Nepal and India share common tourism strengths and weaknesses, Puri said, “Both the governments and private sector should work together to explore possible ways to attract tourists from third country and boost tourism industry.”

Addressing a programme organised by Nepal Chamber of Commerce (NCC) today, Puri also said that India is committed to strengthening the economic relations between the two countries ‘as good trade and economic relations will ensure a good bilateral relationship between Nepal and India’.

Informing that infrastructural development is key for development of different sectors like tourism and hydropower, Puri said that both countries should focus on strengthening the infrastructural capacity.

Meanwhile, NCC Chairman Rajesh Kazi Shrestha urged Indian Ambassador Puri to encourage Indian investors to invest in Nepal’s industries, tourism and hydropower. Similarly, Shrestha also said that both Nepal and India should work to improve connectivity between the two countries to promote and boost bilateral trade.