Foreign envoys and high ranking diplomats in Sarangkot (With Photos)
September 27, 2021 06:15 PM NPT
POKHARA, Sept 27: Foreign envoys and high ranking diplomats, who arrived in Pokhara on Sunday at the invitation of the Gandaki Province government were welcomed by a clear view of Mt Machhapuchhre and shining mountain ranges of the Annapurna today. The coincidence of the clear day along with their hike program was enough to bring a smile to their faces.
Foreign diplomats and high ranking officials from over a dozen countries are currently touring Pokhara city on the occasion of World Tourism Day today. They will be returning to the capital on Tuesday.
According to tourism entrepreneurs, the diplomats including high ranking officials from various development agencies went to visit the Kaskikot area on Monday and hiked up to Sarangkot. “The foreign envoys looked very happy during their hike,” said Chief of Pokhara’s Tourism Board Kasi Raj Bhandari.
Bhandari said that although the hike distance was short, the tourists loved their short moment in the trail. “The experiences gained by the diplomats from Pokhara will surely spread the word of the city's beauty and attractions,” he said.
Although the diplomats are currently visiting the city at the invitation from the government. “They will surely visit as guests along with their relatives in the near future,” he added.
“Tourism diplomacy has been successful. The results of their visit will not be seen immediately. However, their travel to Pokhara will send a positive message to foreign tourists who are currently scared to travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” he further said.
According to Bhandari, the pictures and videos posted by the diplomats and high ranking officials on their social media platforms will also positively contribute to the growth of tourism. Their pictures will send a message that Pokhara is open for tourism.