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Published on : Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Chinese Vice Premier of Premier Li Keqiang’s Government, Wang Yang called on the developing countries of the world, to help set free the potential in tourism growth in developing countries like Africa and other South Asian countries.
Wang Yang made the remarks at the opening ceremony of the 22nd session of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assembly in Chengdu, the provincial capital of Sichuan and the economic center of western China, where Uganada will stress on their tourism to attract more Chinese tourists.
Wang Yang said China will keep in supporting the tourism development in developing countries while urging rich nations to help developing countries reach balanced development in global tourism.
The Chinese Vice Premier also said China is ready to bring into line the Belt and Road Initiative with related plans in developing countries and the developed countries to help promote local tourism, which he said has been a bottleneck to their tourism development.
The China-proposed this Belt and Road Initiative, which aims to build infrastructure and trade networks along ancient trade routes in a bid to spur economic growth in participating countries.
More than 1,000 delegates, including some of the tourism ministers of several countries from Asia, Africa and Europe more than 130 countries attended the opening ceremony.
Of the tourism ministers, 36 are from Africa. Africa is an increasingly important force in the global tourism market.
United Nations World Tourism Organization has currently more than 150 members. The Madrid-based organization will give the production its next Secretary General at the global tourism gathering that will last through September 16, 2017.
The last session of United Nations World Tourism Organization General Assembly was held in Medellin, Colombia.