Pakistan invites Morocco to invest in tourism sector

ISLAMABAD, Dec 5 (INP) – Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar has invited the Moroccan businessmen to invest in Pakistan’s tourism sector as the country was blessed with beautiful natural scenery and landscapes where tourism could be promoted in a befitting manner through an effective strategy.

After the Memorandum of Understanding that Morocco and Pakistan have signed in Islamabad in 2016 to strengthen cooperation in the field of training and scientific and academic research, Pakistan seeks to extend cooperation into tourism.

Mohamed Karmoune, the Moroccan Ambassador to Pakistan, met with the Pakistani minister for Planning, Development and Reform on Monday 3.

He suggested that Morocco take advantage of the new investment opportunities in Pakistani tourism, namely the landscape and natural sceneries in northern regions, according to Pakistani newspaper The News International.

“Moroccan investors in collaboration with local companies can invest in Pakistan’s tourism sector especially in northern areas, which will boost to tourism industry in the country,” the Pakistani minister told the Moroccan Ambassador.

The Pakistani minister took the opportunity to highlight the great interest of Pakistani companies and investors in the field of tourism, economy and investment in Pakistan.

To develop this strategic sector, the Pakistani prime minister called for tourism to become a priority.

Reflecting on the importance of tourism to the Pakistani economy, the Pakistani Prime Minister urged that a tourism policy be formulated as a core component of the Pakistani government.

The different ministries will coordinate a wide number of diverse policies and developments with other sectors so that Pakistan’s tourism sector grows strong, vibrant, and responsive.

The Moroccan Ambassador seized the opportunity to express his positive attitude towards the bilateral relations between the two countries.

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