India to help Afghanistan develop tourism

May 27th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) India and Afghanistan Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop tourism in the war-ravaged country.

The MoU was signed between Minister for Culture, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja and her Afghan counterpart Sayed Makhdoom Raheen.

“The agreement is part of a broader MoU on National Institution Building Project (NIBP) signed on March 30 last year between India, Afghanistan and the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) for facilitating public sector capacity development in Afghanistan,” an official said.

The MoU aims to support the Afghanistan government in promotion of art and culture, development of museums and libraries, preservation and restoration of historical and cultural sites and promotion of cultural heritage.

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