MALAYSIA: Chairman National Tourism Coordination Board Zulfikar Bukhari has said that Pakistan would host the Developing-8’s third Ministerial Meeting on Tourism Cooperation in 2021.
Special Assistant to the premier, Zulfi Bukhari represented Pakistan in the summit being held in Malaysia.
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According to him, the approval of hosting was given by Prime Minister Imran Khan during a meeting with the delegation of the World Tourism Forum.
Speaking on the development, Zulfikar Bukhari said that the D-8 countries earned revenues upwards of 1 billion dollars from tourism in a year.
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He added that this was an important point for Pakistan’s tourism sector and he could envision it growing by leaps and bounds.
Bukhari further added, “Our goals are very similar as we discussed eco-tourism, Halal tourism and sustainable development in this sector, besides maintaining our cultural heritage and religious sites.”
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He said that the prime minister was pursuing tourism promotion agenda in Pakistan as it had tremendous potential in the tourism sector.
D-8, also known as Developing-8, is an organization for development cooperation among multiple countries including Pakistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, and Turkey.
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