Belize Calls for Increased Investment in Sustainable Tourism
Belmopan, Belize (Wednesday, September 18, 2013) – Belize Governor General Sir Colville Young has called for increased investment in sustainable tourism by Zambia and Belize.
Sir Young observed that Zambia like Belize has vast natural resources that need to be exploited to benefit the people of the two countries as well ensure that there is long term sustainable development.
The Governor General of Belize was speaking in the capital Belmopan, when Zambia’s envoy to that country Palan Mulonda presented his letters of credence today.
Sir Young called for increased bilateral economic ties between Zambia and Belize.
And speaking when he presented his letters of credence, Ambassador Mulonda said that Zambia was looking to enhancing its bi-lateral relations with Belize in areas such as tourism within the south to south cooperation framework.
Ambassador Mulonda noted that President Michael Chilufya Sata was committed to increasing support for sustainable tourism activities and relevant capacity building that would promote environmental awareness, ecosystems and cultural diversity as well as improve the welfare and livelihoods of local communities by supporting their local economies and the human and natural environment.
He noted that Zambia was looking at collaborating with Belize which had made significant strides in marketing the country as a preferred tourist destination of choice.
Earlier ambassador Mulonda held a closed door meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Attorney General of Belize Hon. Wilfred Peter Elrington.
Ambassador Mulonda is expected to participate in the 32nd Independence anniversary celebrations of Belize.
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