Iran, Portugal agree to expand tourism co-operation

Published on : Thursday, June 2, 2016

Iran, PortugalIran and Portugal have agreed to expand co-operation in different sectors, in particular tourism, during a meeting between Iran’s vice president Masoud Soltanifar and visiting Portuguese Deputy Foreign Minister Jorge Costa Oliveira.

The agreement seeks to prepare grounds for co-operation in the fields of tourism and cultural heritages including restoration of monuments.

Introducing attractions of Iran and Portugal to the people of the two countries immensely influences the development of their tourism industries and cultural cooperation, Soltanifar, head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicraft, and Tourism Organization, said, the Iranian government’s news portal reported June 1.

Iran seeks to use experiences of successful countries in the field of tourism and a good tiding is that investors from various countries have expressed readiness to involve in Iran’s tourism sector.

The two countries enjoy good potentials for developing cooperation in tourism sector, the Portuguese deputy foreign minister said.

Iran has set a target of attracting 20 million tourists per year generating $30 billion in revenue by 2025.

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