Kathmandu, April 7
Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) CEO Dhananjay Regmi and Qatari Ambassador to Nepal Yousuf Bin Mohamed Alhail held a meeting on Monday at the board office and discussed prospects of collaboration between the two countries for tourism promotion.
A press statement released by the board says the two agreed to work together to forging bilateral cooperation in the sector.
The Qatari envoy, hailing Nepal as a unique gift of nature, opined that Nepal could attain economic development through tourism provided Nepal underscores the development of physical infrastructures, the statement informs.
“The natural beauty of Nepal is so mesmerising. I am often spellbound by the beauty of Nepal,” he has been quoted in the statement, “Many foreign tourists have not been able to make Nepal their destinations in lack of proper facility of transportation and expensive airfare for the foreigners,” he said, urging the authorities concerned to pay attention to this issue.
He reaffirmed the Qatari government’s support in the promotion of Nepal’s tourism.
Similarly, CEO Regmi said that Nepal had forwarded a new plan for the promotion of tourism in Middle East countries including Qatar.
He reassured that Nepal was ready to host Qatari tourists by providing them facilities they look for such as Halal food and prayer room among others.