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Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies on October 10
Headlines in Iranian English-language dailies

Tehran, IRNA - The following headlines appeared in English-language newspapers in the Iranian capital on Sunday, October 10, 2021:

*** IRAN DAILY

-- President urges continued compliance with COVID-19 protocols in Iran

Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi called for uninterrupted observance of the health protocols to tackle the coronavirus pandemic in the country, warning that laxity in conforming to the restrictions may trigger a new wave of contagion.
Speaking at a Saturday session of the National Headquarters for Managing and Fighting the Coronavirus, Raisi hailed the satisfactory results of public vaccination that has led to a reduction in the new coronavirus cases and the death toll across the country.

-- Tehran to host Iran-Kazakhstan business forum tomorrow

The joint business forum of Iran and Kazakhstan will be held in Tehran on Monday in the presence of Kazakhstan’s Vice Minister of Trade and Integration Kairat Torebayev and senior traders from both countries.
Supported by the Kazakh Embassy in Iran, the forum is co-organized by QazTrade, a subsidiary of the Trade and Integration Ministry of Kazakhstan and the Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA).
Over 30 Kazakh traders headed by Torebayev as well as 100 Iranian businesspersons will take part in the one-day forum.
The chairman of the Iran-Kazakhstan Joint Chamber of Commerce said in May that the two countries enjoy the potential to boost their annual trade to $5 billion.
“The Iran-Kazakhstan Joint Chamber of Commerce, considering all the existing conditions, has targeted $1 billion of non-oil trade over a period of three to five years,” Amir Abedi said.

-- Best wetlands, rivers for fishing in Iran

Fishing, this ancient practice, has been with humanity since almost 40,000 years ago and today, it is bigger than it has ever been before. Although most of the fishes caught each year are because of commercial fishing (and as every year passed, this number becomes larger), sportfishing has not died out yet. Of all the people who like sportfishing and do it from time to time, some may choose to let these slippery creatures back to the wild after the day is done, and some may choose to make a delicious meal out of them.
But one thing that all of them can agree upon is the joy of fishing itself. That’s where we get to the main question: Where can you go fishing in Iran, 1stquest.com wrote.
Iran may have hit a bad spot in the last few years with the drought. And it had its effect on the rivers and lakes all across the country but still, there are a lot of places for fishing in Iran and we at the 1stQuest have found you a collection of perfect spots for a nice, relaxing day to enjoy your fishing.
 

*** KAYHAN INTERNATIONAL

-- Ministry: Some 63 million Iranians vaccinated

The Iranian Health Ministry said on Saturday that more than 18.6 million people have received both doses of the coronavirus vaccine.
New figures released by the Health Ministry indicated that more than 62.9 million doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered at least one dose of the vaccine as of Saturday. President Ebrahim Raisi called for uninterrupted observance of health protocols to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, warning that laxity in conforming to the restrictions may trigger a new wave of contagion.

-- Iranian girl wins Bronze medal at World Weightlifting Championships

Iranian weightlifter Ghazalleh Husseini has won a bronze medal for her country team in the Junior World Weightlifting Championships in Saudi Arabia. This is the first that Iranian girls win a medal in the Junior World Weightlifting Championships.
The Junior World Weightlifting Championships started on October 5 and will continue until October 12. Alireza Abbaspour, the representative of Iran in the 81kg category, won the first medal and the first gold of the team.

-- ‘Iran reviewing details of Vienna talks’

Iran has decided to resume nuclear talks in Vienna after the new administration reviewed the previous round of talks, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said. Tehran has yet to conclude reviewing details of the previous nuclear talks, state news agency IRNA reported on Saturday citing the spokesman’s interview with France24. Khatibzadeh didn’t provide an exact date for when Iran will conclude its review but assured that it would be sooner than the time U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration needed to join the Vienna talks.

*** TEHRAN TIMES

-- Iran’s Yousefi seizes gold at World Greco-Roman Wrestling

 Aliakbar Yousefi won Iran’s second gold medal at the 2021 World Wrestling Championships on Saturday. He defeated the Russian Wrestling Federation’s Zurabi Gedekhauri 5-1 in the final match of the 130kg.

Earlier in the day, Mohammadhadi Saravi had won Iran’s first gold in the competition after beating Hungarian Alex Szoke 3-1 in the final bout of the 97kg. The 2021 World Wrestling Championships are being held from Oct. 2 to 10 in Oslo, Norway.

-- Home appliance trade balance to become 100% positive by 2025

 Iranian Industry, Mining, and Trade Minister Reza Fatemi Amin has said the country’s home appliance exports are set to become twice as much as the volume of imports by the Iranian calendar year 1404 (starts in March 2025), IRNA reported.

Speaking in a meeting with the representatives of the country’s home appliance manufacturers on Saturday, Fatemi Amin said: “Statistics show that the export of home appliances is much less than the imports in this sector.”

Emphasizing that despite the growth of production in the home appliance industry, the ratio of exports to imports is not defensible, the official added: "This trend should change so that the exports to imports ratio would double by 1404."

-- What are expert prospects for tourism recovery?

 Though international tourism has revealed signs of a rebound as some destinations eased travel restrictions over the past couple of months, the lack of international coordination and slow vaccination rates in several countries and regions suggest it may need a longer time to bounce back.

On the one hand, according to the latest edition of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, an estimated 54 million tourists crossed international borders in July 2021, down 67% from the same month in 2019, but the strongest results since April 2020. This compares to an estimated 34 million international arrivals recorded in July 2020, though well below the 164 million figure recorded in 2019.

On the other hand, another research conducted by Oxford Economics on behalf of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) reveals that countries’ GDP is expected to increase only by less than one-third, as tourism is recovering even slower than expected. The research was based on the current vaccination rates globally, consumer confidence, and less stringent entry and travel restrictions in the world.

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