WTO chief stresses cooperation with Iran

IRNA – Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (WTO) Zurab Pololikashvili on Tuesday stressed the need for cooperation with Iran to help promote tourism industry.

In a meeting with Iran’s Ambassador to Spain Hassan Qashqavi, he explored the ways for promoting cooperation between Iran and WTO in tourism sector.

Qashqavi elaborated on Iran’s strategic policies in the field of tourism and creating facilities for attracting and easing visit of tourists to Iran.

Referring to the measure taken to boost tourism cooperation between Iran and Spain, he said that holding cultural and civilizational exhibitions and Iranian companies’ active presence in the Tourism Exhibition Fitur in Madrid were among them.

WTO chief, for his part, hailed Iran’s tourism attractions, saying that the entity is ready for contributing to development of the industry.

Earlier in a meeting with the head of Iran Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, the issue of establishing handicrafts academy as the first in the world was discussed.