Iran to Expand Co-op with Iraq in Tourism

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 11:13

Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, and Iraq’s Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities have signed a cooperation Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to further develop ties in the arenas of tourism, pilgrimage, cultural heritage and handicrafts.

According to the CHTN report, this MoU includes 11 articles, which are aimed at increasing cooperation between the two [neighboring] countries in the field of tourism, especially in medical tourism.

“Four articles are dealing with cultural heritage…, which are connected with Iran’s contribution to developing the UNESCO dossier of Wadi Al-Salam Cemetery in Najaf [which homes to remains of millions of Muslims and dozens of scientists] as well as its expertise to restore Taq Kasra, [which is an architecturally-important Sasanian-era Persian monument],” said CHHTO Deputy Director Vali Teymouri.

The Iraqi side undertook [a task] in this memorandum to provide a place for the supply of Iranian handicrafts in one of the cities of Baghdad, Karbala and Najaf, Teymouri said.

The MOU was inked in Ardebil on the sidelines of the 2nd International Health Tourism Conference of Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), running in the Iranian city from June 18 to 20.

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