Feb 3, 2024, 8:26 PM
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Iran, Saudi Arabia seek closer tourism ties

Feb 3, 2024, 8:26 PM
News ID: 85375389
Iran, Saudi Arabia seek closer tourism ties

Tehran, IRNA -- The Saudi ambassador to Tehran has expressed optimism about the development of tourism ties between his country and Iran eleven months after the two regional powers restored their diplomatic relations.

During a meeting with Ezzatollah Zarghami, Iran's Minister of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism, in Tehran on Saturday, Ambassador Abdullah bin Saud Al-Anzi said he sees no obstacle boosting tourism relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

“Iran and Saudi Arabia are two neighboring and brotherly countries with abundant potential. These capacities can serve as an opportunity for boosting tourism between the two nations,” he said.

“We traveled to Qom and visited the pilgrimage and historical places of the city and there were no problems,” he said, adding that Saudi Arabia is optimistic about tourism cooperation with the Islamic Republic.

Zarghami, on his part, said tourism can play an important role in fostering stronger ties between countries.

“Tourism ministers of Iran and Saudi Arabia bear significant responsibilities in the new era of bilateral relations,” he said.

The minister expressed hope that the new Saudi ambassador to Iran can help strengthen bilateral cooperation in the field of tourism.

Iran and Saudi Arabia restored their diplomatic relations under a China-brokered deal after seven years.


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