A high level delegation from GB comprising Kazim Niaz, Chief Secretary, GB Deputy Speaker GB Jafarullah Khan and Waqar Ali, Secretary Tourism visited Antalya, Turkey to participate in the Hestourex Congress and Exhibition.
The exhibition concluded on April 8 in which private tour operators from GB also participated, says a press release here on Monday.
GB Tourism Department established a Pavilion at Hestourex 2018. More than 4000 participants from various countries participated in the event. Visitors greatly appreciated the natural beauty and adventure tourism potential of GB, Pakistan.
On 7 April 18, Foreign Minister of Turkey H.E. Mevlut Cavusoglu visited the GB Pavilion. The Turkish Foreign Minister announced that he along with the Turkish Economy Minister would visit GB, Pakistan during the current year. He emphasized increasing the mutual touristic exchange and linkages between the two countries.
On the sidelines of the event, the delegation also held meetings with Munir Karaloglu, Governor of Antalya, Menderes Mehmet Tevfik Turel, Mayor of Antalya Metropolitan Municipality,Ercan Mutlu, Deputy President ATSO and Firuz Baglikaya, President, Turkish Tursab.
Meetings were focused on exploring the possibilities of Turkish tourists visiting GB, Pakistan. Tursab President and ATSO Deputy President conveyed that they would visit GB during the current year along with a delegation of Tour Operators in order to explore new avenues of cooperation between GB and Turkey.