LAHORE - Ambassador of Nepal in Pakistan Bharat Raj Paudyal called on Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, on Wednesday. Matters of mutual interest, bilateral relations and promotion of cooperation in tourism sector were discussed in the meeting. Talking to Nepalese ambassador, the chief minister said that Pakistan and Nepal have good friendly relations and there is a need to promote cooperation in tourism sector between the two countries. He said that Nepal and Pakistan should also promote trade relations in different sectors. He said that there should be exchange of delegations at the government level for promotion of tourism and Punjab government will benefit from the experience of Nepal in the development of tourism sector. Shahbaz Sharif said that a delegation will soon visit Kathmandu and hold negotiations with Nepalese authorities for the promotion of tourism sector. He said that Punjab government is providing facilities to tourists on priority basis at Murree and other tourist resorts and steps are being taken for beautification of Murree for attracting tourists. He said that promotion of tourism industry can help earn huge foreign exchange for the country.Ambassador of Nepal while talking on the occasion said that there is vast potential in Pakistan in tourism sector and his country will extend maximum cooperation for the development of tourism. He said that he also informed the leadership of Nepal of the splendid projects of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and they were highly appreciated.This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 20-Mar-2014 here.