A joint tourism promotional campaign will be implemented between Sri Lanka and Pakistan. This was revealed during the bilateral discussions held between Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga and Pakistan Tourism Minister Syed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari held at the Tourism Ministry Premises yesterday.
The two ministers agreed to carry out the MoU signed between the two countries on tourism promotion. Sri Lanka and Pakistan will work on increasing number of tourists between two countries under the tourists bubble concept and developing Buddhist heritage sites in two countries as tourists attractions.
Pakistan has several Buddhist heritage sites and has many Buddhists monuments. Since many Sri Lankans would like to visit Pakistan to see these Buddhist heritage sites and ancient Buddhist civilization in Pakistan, two Ministers agreed to implement a joint programme to facilitate Sri Lankan tourists to Pakistan.