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UP inks MoU with South Korea in field of tourism, skill development, culture and farming

The Uttar Pradesh government has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with South Korea on to enhance cooperation in the field of tourism, skill development, culture and farming.

It was signed after a delegation from South Korea’s Gimhae city met Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow and discussed ways to improve cooperation between the two countries.

Key Facts

The MoU will go a long way in cementing the bond especially cultural and historical relations between Uttar Pradesh and South Korea. Earlier, in 2000, an agreement was signed to develop Ayodhya and Gimhae as sister cities, following which memorial was constructed in Ayodhya which is visited by large number of tourists from South Korea every year. The people in South Korea believe that 2,000 years ago, Ayodhya princess had married Korean King Kim Suro. At present, members of the ‘Crock Clan’ are considered as their descendants.

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6th International Tourism Mart 2017 held in Assam

The 6th International Tourism Mart (ITM) 2017 was held in Guwahati, Assam. It was inaugurated by Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi, Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal and Union Tourism minister K L Alphons.

The three day program was organized by Union Ministry of Tourism in association with all North Eastern states.

Key Facts

The focus areas of 6th ITM was to spotlight on India’s “Act East Policy”, blossoming ties with ASEAN and larger East Asia region, home to world’s rapidly growing economies and India’s emerging tourism markets. It also held oanel discussions, workshops, business to business (B2B) meetings, cultural programs. Senior officials from Railways, Civil Aviation, DoNER, Road Transport ministry also shared their views for betterment of tourism sector of North East including Assam.

International Tourism Mart

The International Tourism Mart is an annual event organised in North Eastern States on rotation basis. Its objective is to highlight tourism potential of region in domestic and international markets. It also brings together tourism business fraternity and entrepreneurs from the eight North Eastern States. The earlier editions of this mart were held in Guwahati, Shillong, Tawang, Gangtok and Imphal.

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