0703 GMT April 03, 2020
A preliminary session attended by Deputy Head of Iran Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization Morteza Rahmani and 20 ambassadors and representatives of ACD member states including South Korea, Brunei, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Turkey, Russia, Kazakhstan Uzbekistan, Kuwait, Japan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Tajikistan, Philippines and China was held in Tehran on July 31.
The participants discussed the details of the upcoming meeting.
They also studied ways to promote sustainable tourism in Asia, preserve the environment, create jobs, eliminate poverty, empower local communities and ease travel by tourists in member states.
Tourism officials from 32 ACD member states are committed to improving regional and international interactions in economic, cultural, social and technological fields.
Director of Fars Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Department Mossayyeb Amiri said earlier, “The meeting could facilitate joint projects in tourism, agriculture and energy industries.”
Ali Nemati Zargaran, tourism marketing and promotion chief at ICHHTO noted, “Coordinating international events is always time-consuming.”
ACD is an intergovernmental organization set up to promote cooperation at the continental level. The organization has 32 members with the main members being Iran, Kuwait, Pakistan, Bahrain, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Thailand, China and Japan — known as the nine major ACD nations.