Islamabad, March 11, 2013 (PPI-OT): A tourism promotion event organized at the Embassy of Pakistan, Tokyo attracted a large number of Japanese, specially the youth representing various fields, says a press release received here today from Tokyo.
Ambassador Farukh Amil welcomed the participants including the Japanese youth, inviting them to visit Pakistan. He said Pakistan was a tourist paradise with beautiful mountains, rivers and lakes including the lovely Hunza Valley the object of a recent major Japanese movie.
He said that Pakistan had a rich heritage with major historical and cultural sites, sights and cities, such as Lahore, Peshawar, Multan, Taxila, Harappa and Mohenjodaro. He urged the Japanese to visit and explore the beauty of Pakistan, to experience the warmth and friendliness of the Pakistan people, along with the rich cuisine.
Excellent relations between Pakistan and Japan over a period of six decades would be further strengthened through people-to-people contact. The Ambassador stressed travel promoted understanding and knowledge of each others cultures.
Pakistan and Japan had the Gandhara heritage as an important civilisational link between the two countries, something thousands of Japanese visitors had experienced over the years. Pakistan, he said to the youthful audience, would welcome another generation of Japanese citizens eager to discover it.
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