Iran, Azerbaijan call for closer tourism ties

TEHRAN, May 31 (MNA) – Head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO) Masoud Soltanifar and Azeri Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfaz Garayev held talks to promote Tehran-Baku cooperation in various fields, including tourism.

“Iran is determined to promote mutual ties with other countries through utilizing the capacities of tourism,” Soltanifar said during a meeting held in the Croatian capital of Zagreb on the sidelines of the 100th session of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Executive Council.

Pointing to the cultural and historical common grounds between Iran and Azerbaijan, Soltanifar said both countries seek to pave the way for expanding close tourism ties.

“The people of the Republic of Azerbaijan, as a neighbor and Muslim country that has the most commonalities with Iran will benefit from Iran’s tourism capacities,” he noted.

The Azeri minister, for his part, expressed that his country is ready to develop mutual cooperation with Iran in the field of tourism.

By Mehr News Agency