Published on : Thursday, September 13, 2018
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a Union Cabinet meeting which approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Malta for strengthening tourism ties between the two countries.
The MoU will be signed during the upcoming visit of Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu to Malta.
The agreement aims to enhance the quality of tourism in both the countries, increasing tourist arrivals from the entire world through the territories of India and Malta and promote human resource development in tourism and travel-related industries in both countries.
The MoU will contribute to a new tourism offer, particularly through the promotion of natural and tangible, as well as intangible cultural heritage, the development of sustainable tourism and the use of information technologies to recognise that tourism is a means to foster a relationship between the people of the two countries.
The MoU will help the two parties in creating an institutional mechanism for enhancing cooperation in the tourism sector. It will also help India in increasing foreign tourist arrivals from Malta. This, in turn, will result in economic development and employment generation.