0918 GMT May 23, 2019
Pooya Mahmoudian made the remark at a ceremony concluding a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with an Austrian company, IRNA wrote.
The designation of Shiraz as the city of international handicrafts means that Iran enjoys an unending capacity in the field of art and artistic assets, as well as nurturing peerless masters of art.
As the third country producing handicrafts and first in terms of global registration of cities and villages, Iran has attracted the attention of many handicraft experts from around the world, he said.
Today, handicrafts play a crucial role in the economics of art and the creative industries, he said.
Iran’s handicrafts are sold via online sales, holding exhibitions overseas and exports, Mahmoudian said.
Tourism and handicrafts enjoy high capacities for investments, and the government is ready to support investments in this field, he said.