(Current Affairs) India and The World | March: 2014

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India and Japan inked several pacts during the official visit of the Prime Minister of Japan to India from 25 to 27 January 2014. Shinzo Abe, the Prime Minister of Japan was the Chief Guest of India on the occasion of the Republic Day parade on 26 January 2014. The sides signed memorandum for strengthening cooperation in the field of tourism, enhancing energy efficiency in telecom towers and power generation in the country. During this tour of Shino Abe, the two countries inked several pacts and they includes

Memorandum in tourism

India and Japan signed the Memorandum for strengthening cooperation in tourism on 22 January 2014. The Memorandum will facilitate travel and tourist visits and strengthen the tourism partnership between the two countries.

The main objectives of the Memorandum are:

  • To expand bilateral cooperation in the tourism sector
  • To exchange information and data related to tourism
  • To encourage cooperation between Tour Operators and tourism stakeholders including Hotel owners
  • To establish exchange programmes for cooperation in Human Resource Development
  • To exchange visits of Tour Operators/Media/ Opinion Makers for promotion of two way tourism
  • To exchange experience in the areas of promotion, marketing, destination development and management

During 2013 India received 2.20 lakh tourists from Japan and the highest numbers of visas on arrival were issued to the tourists from Japan. Buddhist heritage sites are a great attraction for Japanese tourists to India.

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