June 29 , 2016
Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN) hosted a luncheon for the delegates of 9th Nepal Tibet (TAR- PR China) Joint Tourism Coordination Committee in Bhaktapur on June 28.
The committee is a bilateral forum of tourism stakeholders of Nepal and Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) of People's Republic of China.
TAAN President Chandra Prasad Rijal as well as officer-bearers and executive members welcomed Tibetan delegates, who are in Kathmandu to attend the 9th meeting, by offering khadas. He also offered 'Nepali Dhaka Topi' and 'Palpali Karuwa' as souvenirs to the delegates.
Nepal and the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China have signed a 16-point memorandum of understanding for bilateral tourism promotion.
The agreement was reached at the end of the 9th meeting that concluded here on June 28. Both the sides reviewed the progress achieved on the understandings made in the previous meetings. The two sides also emphasized the need for further promoting tourism cooperation by exploiting tourism potentials in both Nepal and Tibet.
Nepal and Tibet have agreed to start talks for making uniform rules and regulations regarding age limit, disabilities etc in climbing border mountains.
The Nepali delegation in JTCC was led by Director General at the Department of Tourism Sudarshan Prasad Dhakal and while Vice Director General of the Tibet Tourism Development Committee Ga Ma Ze Deng led the Tibetan delegation.
The 10th meeting of the Joint Tourism Coordination Committee will be held in TAR of China in 2017.
Representatives from Department of Tourism as well as different travel trade associations were present in the program.
Similarly, TAAN First President Tej Bahadur Gurung, 2nd Vice President Ram Prasad Sapkota, General Secretary Karna Bahadur Lama, Joint Treasurer Krishna Man Shrestha as well as Executive Committee members Sarita Lama, Nawang Nima Sherpa, Devi Prasad Pandey, Wangchu Sherpa, Taranath Lamichhane 'Dinesh', Pemba Sherpa 'Sangam', Surya Bahadur Ghimire, Dawa Lama Tamang and Shital Chandra Dharel were also present in the program.