A delegation from GB participates in exhibition in Turkey


GILGIT, Apr 09 (APP):A high level delegation from Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) comprising Kazim Niaz, Chief Secretary, Gilgit Baltistan,
Deputy Speaker GB Mr. Jafarullah Khan and Waqar Ali Khan, Secretary Tourism GB
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 2018,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
On the sidelines of the event, the delegation also held meetings with Mr. Munir Karaloglu, Governor
of Antalya, Mr. Menderes Mehmet Tevfik Turel, Mayor of Antalya Metropolitan
Municipality, Mr. Ercan Mutlu, Deputy President Antalya Chamber of Commerce and
Industry (ATSO) and Mr. Firuz Baglikaya, President, Turkish Travel Agencies
Association (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.