The ASEAN – Japan Tourism Ministers’ Special Dialogue was held to commemorate the 50th year of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation, and to discuss the “Next 50 years with ASEAN and Japan: Designing the Path to Sustainable Tourism Together”. Mr Ha Van Sieu, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam National Authority of Tourism (VNAT) led the Vietnamese delegation to attend the event.
The event was organized by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan, in collaboration with the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism of Lao People’s Democratic Republic (as the Chair of the Meeting for the ASEAN Tourism Ministers – M-ATM), with the participation of Ministers, tourism management agencies and representatives of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), ASEAN-Japan Center (AJC).
At the Dialogue, ASEAN member countries shared their views on promoting sustainable tourism and increasing visitor exchange. Vietnam also shared about the post-pandemic tourism recovery situation and experiences in a more sustainable and resilient tourism recovery.
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