Iran, UNWTO call for increased cooperation

December 19, 2018

TEHRAN – United Nations World Tourism Organization Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili and Iran’s Ambassador to Spain Hassan Qashqavi have called for increased cooperation on tourism.

The officials explored ways for deepening mutual assistance in a Tuesday meeting in Madrid, IRNA reported.

The Iranian envoy also elaborated on Tehran’s strategic policies in the field of tourism as he pointed to existing facilities for simplification in the visa regulations.

Active presence of Iranian companies in the FITUR tourism trade fair and holding various cultural exhibits were among examples the Iranian official set to highlight tourism ties between Iran and Spain.

Pololikashvili, for his part, said the UN body is ready for contributing to development of the industry. He hailed Iran’s tourism attractions as well.

Earlier this month, Pololikashvili held a meeting with Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization Director Ali-Asghar Mounesan, discussing the issue of establishing a handicrafts academy.

In November, Pololikashvili paid a visit to Iran. He made a keynote speech at the 40th UNWTO Affiliate Members Plenary Session held in the city of Hamedan.

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