Tourism and Arts Minister Ronald Chitotela says government will ensure the Memorandum of Understanding between Zambia and France is signed on the recognition of the importance of responsible and sustainable tourism.
Mr. Chitotela said this in Lusaka today when outgoing French Ambassador to Zambia Sylvain Berger paid a courtesy call on him at his office to bid farewell.
He said government appreciates the role played by Mr. Berger in the promotion of Zambian and French tourism.
Mr. Chitotela said the French Ambassador through his passion for wildlife conservation and tourism has closely worked with government to revive tourism in the northern tourism circuit.
He added that because of Mr. Berger’s involvement in conservation activities at Kasanka National Park, the sanctuary remains a significant gateway to the northern tourism circuit.
And Mr. Berger said an MoU is important as it reaffirms the mutual interests of close and long-term cooperation in the field of tourism.
Meanwhile, Kasanka National Park Board Chairperson Christopher Kangwa said despite the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a rise in the number of domestic tourism bookings for local tourists intending to experience the bat migration.