Published on : Thursday, May 5, 2016
Iranians residing abroad could play a pivotal role in attracting more foreign tourists to Iran, Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular, Parliamentary and Expatriates Affairs Hassan Qashqavi said on Wednesday.
Qashqavi, who is in Copenhagen, made the remarks in a meeting attended by several Iranian citizens residing in Denmark.
He reiterated that Iran enjoys proper capacities for luring foreign tourists to visit the country.
Qashqavi traveled to Denmark on May 1, 2016, at the invitation of his Danish counterpart for a three-day visit.
Since arrival in the Denmark, Qashqavi has held separate talks with several high-ranking Danish officials.
He added that the added the five-million population of Iranians living abroad, enjoy proper capacities for luring at least 25 million tourists to visit the Islamic Republic.
Medical treatment visa will be issued half the price of tourist visa for the patients and their companions, he said.
Last week, Qashqavi said some 4.5 million of foreigners obtained Iran’s visa last year.
During the period, the number of Iranians, who obtained European visas, increased by 30 percent and some 50 percent for non-European countries indicating credibility of Iranian passports and easing visa issuance, he said.