0134 GMT October 30, 2020
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is ready to continue cooperation with Iran to compile national tourism development program, said the director-general of Iran’s Tourism Planning and Development.
Alireza Rahimi also said that based on negotiations conducted between the Tourism Department of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Ministry and Cvetan Cvetkovski, officer-in-charge of UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office via a videoconference, it was decided that joint cooperation for compiling national tourism development program, which had been halted due to the spread of coronavirus, continues this year, IRNA reported.
According to the project, UNESCO as coordinator with international consultants and supplier of international financial resources and United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will cooperate in the form of technical aids.
Rahimi added, “Cvetkovski called mutual cooperation for the implementation of this project as of high importance and expressed the hope that once conditions are ripe, the grounds will be prepared for the settlement of technical consultants of the project in Iran for continuation of cooperation and implementation of the further phases.”
The Tourism Department of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Ministry reported that based on the program, the strategies of tourism development in promoting products, marketing, manpower, jobs, infrastructures, installations and services, investment, management, and tourism regulations are complied with the cooperation of those involved in the tourism industry through using international capacities and aids.