Pakistan recently announced that it is trying to ease the situation and will send diplomatic representatives back to India. After shooting down an Indian fighter jet, Islamabad quickly returned the arrested pilot to New Delhi. Pakistan also began a campaign to crack down on rebel groups as international pressure increased after a group of rebels in Pakistan bombed Indian-controlled Kashmir. Accordingly, Pakistani security forces took control of 182 religious schools and arrested more than 100 people. In addition, Pakistan plans to send a delegation to visit New Delhi to negotiate the Kartarpur Corridor project, which will allow Indian followers to go to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, a holy site in Pakistan’s Kartarpur, without a visa. India and Pakistan have also resumed trade activities in the border town of Uri, in the disputed region of Kashmir. Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that tensions between the two countries are cooling down. The aforementioned moves are … [Read more...] about An opportunity to ease India-Pakistan tensions
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The East Asia Summit on tourism, trade and travel was held in Bangkok, Thailand on May 30, as part of the World Economic Forum on East Asia. The event took place at a time that ASEAN is said to have a lot of potential to develop tourism and travel. The participants to the summit, themed “Open borders: Revitalising Asia’s Growth through Travel, Trade and Tourism” agreed that tourism makes a huge contribution to job generation and stimulates economic growth. Statistics show that the tourist sector contributes 4.6 percent of ASEAN’s GDP and it also directly generates 9.3 million jobs in ASEAN, accounting for 3.2 percent of the total. According to the 2012 ASEAN Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report, which was released at the summit, out of 139 economies in the world, Singapore was placed 10th, Malaysia, 35th, Thailand, 41st, Brunei, 67th, Indonesia, 74th and Vietnam, 80th. In most ASEAN countries, inadequate infrastructure, poor public health and weak … [Read more...] about Bản in : ASEAN to make tourist visas easier to access
Viet Nam News Last week, Viet Nam News asked its readers whether they supported an ASEAN single visa plan. Here are some of your comments: Khánh Lương, Vietnamese I have travelled to many countries and I know exactly how important a visa is. As a Vietnamese, whenever I go overseas, the first thing I think of is how to get a visa in time. Especially when I visit several different places, I must apply for many visas at the same time. Lately, I went to some European nations using only a Schengen visa. It has been very easy, convenient and safe. It is a reason I absolutely support a single visa for ASEAN. I do not believe it will cause any problems regarding security and immigration management. In the era of information, we can manage and control everything with visa computer systems connected together. I am sure we will benefit from this issue. In summary, from my experience and perspective, I would say this idea is realistic, applicable and useful. All members will take … [Read more...] about Single ASEAN visa would boost tourism
Your Say, published every Friday, lets readers express their opinions on a topic or issue raised by the editor. Next week: Would you support an ASEAN single visa plan? The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has agreed to implement a single visa plan for tourists visiting the region. The single visa scheme will be similar to the Schengen visa in Europe, which is valid in the Schengen area comprising 22 European Union member states and four non-members. The unified visa system will require foreign tourists to complete a single process for the visa, which will be valid in any of the 10 member countries of the ASEAN region. The single visa scheme will be introduced soon. The most common arguments against the single visa scheme are security concerns and difficulty in immigration management. What do you think about this issue? Do you think the single visa will help improve ASEAN economies and promote tourism in the region? Please reply by email to: [email protected], or by … [Read more...] about Would you support an ASEAN single visa plan?
Member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are striving for a goal to allow international tourists to travel freely between the countries with a single visa, in an effort to boost tourism. Member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are striving for a goal to allow international tourists to travel freely between the countries with a single visa, in an effort to boost tourism. Using a joint visa for all ASEAN member nations would require a thorough process and should be first applied to a group of countries, according to experts. ASEAN is a political and economic organization whose members include Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. The single-visa idea was first put forward at the International Tourism Expo (ITE), organized in Ho Chi Minh City in 2007, as the hosts proposed issuing a joint visa for visitors to Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. In September 2013, … [Read more...] about ASEAN member states, including Vietnam, aim for joint visa