Tehran (IP)- The joint meeting of Foreign Minister, Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts, and Minister of Health, Treatment, and Medical Education was held on Monday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to discuss the ways for expanding the tourism industry in Iran.

Iran PressIran news: Speaking at the meeting, Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said that the government emphasizes the expansion of tourism in all fields, including health and religious tourism.

Iran to boost tourism industry by increasing cultural activities  

We hope that we will be able to consolidate the capacities of all three ministries through different channels. In this direction, we will have a high appreciation for the country. The FM minister added that cultural activities in Iranian civilization would be operationalized in a new way.

Iran to resume tourism in the country 

Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts, Ezzatollah Zarghami also expressed his satisfaction with attending the meeting and said: "In recent weeks, vaccination of tourism-related factors is completing."

He said that the issuance of tourist visas has been stopped for the last 20 months, noting: "Considering the importance of tourism, we will be able to resume tourism in the country by observing the protocols." 

Tourism today is a clear example of public diplomacy. Indeed, the policies of Raisi's government are to strengthen public diplomacy, of which tourism is an important pillar. Our cultural values ​​are exported through tourism. If the necessary conditions are correctly provided, we will soon see the resumption of tourist visas in all areas.

The Minister of Tourism stated: "We have 17 areas of tourism, all of which are important. Our cultural heritage is one of the exceptions worldwide." 

Maritime tourism is very important, and our naval capacity in this area is extraordinary, but what we see today is zero today, and we hope that with the efforts of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the cooperation of our managers in the field of treatment and medical education, foreign tourists will soon arrive and use all.

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Minister of Health Bahram Einollahi, referring to the vaccinations in the country, said: "The ground has been prepared for the arrival of our foreign tourists. There is no need to worry about this, and people can come and benefit from medical services."

We need to organize between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Tourism so that the arrival of the tourists can be done with better facilities and on the other hand, better medical services can be provided to them.

"Agreements have already been reached that need to be reviewed," he said. 

Medical services are classified in each country, and we would like people who travel to Iran to benefit from medical services, which is propaganda for Iran.

The Minister of Health pointed out: "In big cities, we can receive foreign tourists from worldwide due to the airport and the air traffic situation."

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