Iran proposes to promote Silk Road tourism

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TEHRAN (ISNA)-The second meeting of Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) tourism ministers was held in Antalya, Turkey with Iran’s proposal for reviving Silk Road tourism cooperation.

The proposal was approved by member states.

Iran also proposed establishment of ECO tourism news agency and holding global annual Norouz ceremony in which people celebrate the beginning of spring.

Exchange of tourists among ECO members, forming ECO tourism convention, holding Norouz ceremony and organizing ECO sports competition in Iran in 2020 were also approved.

Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization Deputy Director Reza Mousavi led the Iranian delegation.

Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkey, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan are ECO member states.

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