Diplomats land in Pokhara to help revive pandemic-stricken tourism industry

The visiting group is set to take part in cultural programs, promotional exhibitions and street festivals showcasing unique Nepali and foreign foods throughout the day.

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Kathmandu: Ambassadors and diplomats from 11 countries are currently in Pokhara to partake in various programs being organized to mark the World Tourism Day, observed on September 27 every year.

Gopi Bahadur Bhattarai, chairperson of Pokhara Tourism Council, confirmed that the diplomats had arrived in Pokhara at the formal invitation of the Gandaki province government.

The diplomats took part in a short-distance hike from Kaskikot to Naudanda on Monday.

After hiking, the guests observed the Pokhara International Mountain Museum and Davis Fall at noon, Bhattarai informed. The diplomats then would engage in boating in the Phewa lake and observe the offering of worship at Taal Barahi in the evening.

Moreover, the visiting group is set to take part in cultural programs, promotional exhibitions and street festivals showcasing unique Nepali and foreign foods.

Gyanendra Poudel, secretary of Gandaki Province Ministry of Tourism, Industry, Commerce and Supplies, said the foreign diplomats’ Pokhara visit was anticipated as a crucial event to impart a positive message to the global community.

The host has also planned to welcome foreign tourists coming to Pokhara via the first flight of the day and road.

Gyanendra Poudel, secretary of Gandaki Province Ministry of Tourism, Industry, Commerce and Supplies, said the foreign diplomats’ Pokhara visit was anticipated as a crucial event to impart a positive message to the global community.

“I am here at the Gandaki province as a part of the diplomatic mission to officially launch tourism in Nepal post-Covid,” Sara Beysolo Nyanti, United Nation Resident Coordinator in Nepal, said in a Twitter video. “As we know, Nepal relies very heavily on tourism, sustainable tourism, accessible tourism.”

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