1100 GMT October 21, 2019
Pointing out the importance of the tourism industry, Gholamali Rajabi-Yazdi emphasized the development of tourism cooperation with Hungary.
He said that Iran’s ancient civilization, on the one hand, and its natural resources, especially desert attractions, have doubled the interest of foreign tourists to visit our country, IRNA wrote.
In an exclusive interview with IRNA, Rajabi-Yazdi said on Saturday that tourism has become a major source of revenue throughout the world.
He said that in addition to creating jobs, tourism has led to the development of infrastructure in the country, including the construction and development of roads, communications networks and investment in various fields, such as the construction of hotels and accommodation in cities and villages.
The main goal of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Hungary is to work within the framework of strengthening cooperation between the two countries in different areas, said Rajabi-Yazdi.
The Iranian envoy added that the tourism industry and finding strategies to increase the number of Hungarian tourists in Iran and familiarity with the country’s culture and civilization, as well as the groundwork for attracting European tourists, has been the agenda of the embassy.
He emphasized that in order to achieve these goals, Iran’s embassy initially planned the first meeting of tour leaders from Iran and Hungary in the cities of Shiraz, Yazd, and Isfahan (the Iranian tourism triangle), in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Shiraz Municipality, Yazd Cultural Heritage Organization and the Isfahan Municipality.
“The embassy introduced Iranian tourism capacity to the Hungarian tourism investment agencies and so far 14 Hungarian operators have announced their readiness for joint venture investment in Iranian tourism agencies,” the ambassador said.