Tuesday, 14 January, 2020

Azerbaijan, Iran to expand tourism cooperation

Azerbaijan and Iran have explored ways of developing cooperation in the spheres of culture and tourism as the head of the Tourism Department at the Culture and Tourism Ministry, Aydin Ismiyev, met with the head of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran’s West Azerbaijan Province, Jalil Jabbari.

Ismiyev spoke about development of the cooperation in the sphere of tourism, enrichment of the relevant legal database on the permanent basis and increase of mutual flows of tourist, Azertac reported.

He stressed that the tourist flow between the two countries intensified with the simplification of visa regime.

Ismiyev emphasized that the number of Iranian tourists to Azerbaijan essentially increased in comparison with two previous years.

The sides further discussed the building of relations between the two countries` tourism agencies.

Ismiyev also invited his Iranian counterpart to “AITF-2017”, International Travel and Tourism Fair to be organized in Baku on April 6-8.

Azerbaijan and Iran have had diplomatic relations since 1918. Iran recognized Azerbaijan’s independence in 1991, and diplomatic relations between the two countries were established in 1992.

Azerbaijani and Iranian peoples enjoy the same cultural and religious traditions. Two countries successfully cooperate in many areas, including agriculture, transport, tourism, industry and other spheres.


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