This is first of its kind cooperation mechanism in the region wherein any two countries have agreed to promote each other’s’ tourist destinations. The decision was taken at the 2nd meeting of the joint working group on tourism cooperation between India and Nepal concluded in Kathmandu 06 July 2018 evening.
The group also decided to establish Indo-Nepal Tourism Forum which would be an industry-led cooperation forum with support of the two Governments. The Indian delegation was led by the Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism Suman Billa, while Nepalese side was led by Joint Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Ghanshyam Upadhyaya.
The group was formed after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Nepal in 2014 to enhance cooperation in tourism between the two countries. The next meeting of the group would be held in New Delhi at a mutually convenient date.