IRNA – The International Conference of Hamedan as the “ACD Tourism Capital, 2018” started in this western Iranian provincial capital city on Monday.
Iran’s First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri, Head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicraft and Tourism Organization Ali Asghar Mounesan, Secretary General of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) Bundit Limschoon and a number of ministers and foreign ambassadors are present in the cultural event.
The second meeting of the Asian Dialogue Forum, which was held in Siem Reap town of Cambodia, proposed Hamedan as the capital of Asian tourism. The proposal, which was approved by the members, was submitted to the ACD Assembly at the request of provincial authorities and due to the high tourism capacity of the province, Hamedan-2018.com reports.
Accordingly, Hamedan is the capital of Asian tourism in 2018 and hosts the tourism summit of the countries of Asian Cooperation Dialogue which is an international governmental organization founded in 2002.
During the three-day occurrence, the participants are planned to tour Hamedan, the historical Iranian city which owns Hegmataneh, Gajnameh manuscripts, Avicenna Mausoleum, Baba Taher Mausoleum, Alisadr Cave and a number of other historical sites.
Several bilateral and multilateral meetings are scheduled to be held on the sidelines of the event.
Jahangiri, who arrived in Hamedan Monday morning, said tourism development is among priorities taken by the Iranian government.