A 22-strong Iranian delegation traveled to Trabzon in Turkey earlier this week to discuss the tourism potential of Iran’s Ardebil and Zanjan provinces as well as investment opportunities in the Aras and Maku free zones (located in East Azarbaijan and West Azarbaijan respectively).
The delegation comprised cultural heritage and tourism officials of the aforementioned provinces and authorities of Aras and Maku free zones.
The meeting was attended by the governor of Trabzon, the head of Trabzon’s chamber of commerce and the Turkish and Iranian heads of the Iran-Turkey Business Council, among others.
“Through speeches, videos and statistical diagrams, the Iranian delegation presented the vast business and tourism potential in the country’s northwest region,” said Reza Baghban Kondori, the consul general of Iran at Trabzon.
A Turkish delegation is set to travel to Iran in the near future to survey the regions and conclude the negotiations.
The Turkish party proposed the launch of direct flights between Trabzon and Tabriz (the capital of East Azarbaijan Province) as well as flights to the other three provinces, and the Iranian delegation agreed to consider the proposal.