KARACHI: Today, tourism is a basic tool to promote peace and harmony in the world.This was stated by the Sindh Tourism Minister Shazia Marri, who called on the Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia Rossalis Rosman Adenan in his office here on Tuesday.She discussed the ways to strengthen further the ties between the two countries in different sectors like trade, culture and tourism.Shazia expressed her deep sorrow over the loss of human lives and properties caused by volcanic eruption in Indonesia. She also expressed her concern over the damages caused by tsunami.“Both the countries have strong historical relations and we must ensure strengthening these brotherly relations by finding ways to exchange trade and promote tourism through which the both nations would came closure to each other,” she said, adding, tourism is a basic tool today to promote peace and harmony in the world. There is a need to take concrete efforts to promote tourism, she stressed.
On this occasion, Rossalis Rosman Adenan explained to Shazia that Indonesia is culturally rich.He further said the Indonesia believes in the policy of ‘unity and diversity’. He supported the idea of exploring different avenues of joint venture in the fields of trade, tourism and culture and informed that for the purpose the Indonesian Consulate is arranging a solo exhibition followed by a seminar next month in Karachi.During the meeting both sides agreed to enhance people-to-people contact in farm of exchange delegations of businessmen, tourists and media community with an aim to strengthen cooperation in the fields of economic and culture and create an environment of better understanding of each other’s perspective.The Consul Economic of Indonesian Consulate General Trigustono Supriyanto was also present on the occasion – Dailytimes