Oct 13, 2001, 12:01 AM
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world Muslim in tourism promoting in role greater play to Iran will it that promised Friday Iran -- IRNA 13, Oct Lumpur, Kuala and expansion the for solutions practical and policies to contribute made has it said and countries Islamic between tourism of development Islamic the within solidarity" of promotion toward efforts concerted ".world :said Jamei Masjed Ahmed Guidance Islamic and Culture of Minister a lend could countries Islamic the between tourism of expansion The" Islamic the within ties closer to lead would that direction common of part the on efforts new for foundation the laying yet while world, mutual of strengthening the and promotion the toward countries member .cooperation it that contact direct the and tourism fact, of matter a As" most the are nations various of citizens the between promotes "civilizations, among dialogue facilitate that instruments important Tourism of Summit Second the of session inaugural the told he .here countries Islamic of Ministers dialogue ongoing and active an likely was it said he Furthermore, a as well as civilizations other and civilization Islamic the between be only can civilization Islamic the of members among dialogue .tourism international through possible to tourists international of number the in increase an said Ahmad these with acquaintance first-hand their and countries Islamic about picture true a presenting in role great a play could countries .world Islamic the and Islam Islamic all for imperative becomes it said, minister the Thus, .industries tourism their of development towards endeavor to countries the on which year, this of months concluding the in Unfortunately, the as named was Khatami Mohammad President Iranian the of suggestion bitter some witnessed we" Civilizations, among Dialogue of Year .said Jamei Masjed "world, the in incidents endeavored commonly have all should we which during year The" the on disputes regional and international our of settlement towards vested by created were conditions respect, mutual and logic of basis of heads some by exercised wisdom the for not if which, interests a up flaring in succeeded have now by would countries, Islamic "civilization, Islamic the and civilization western between conflict .said he we forms, its all in terrorism condeming While" :stressed He and innocent of killing the towards revulsion deep our express ".world the of part any in people defenseless most the of one that believes strongly he said minister The governments the between disputes settling of means and ways effective The .civilizations among dialogue of doctrine the honoring is Mahathir Dr Minister Prime by opened was conference ministers' be to strategies proposed the on deliberating ministers with Mohamad, Conference Islamic the of Organization the by implemented and adopted .countries member (OIC) tourism growing fast the world today's in that noted Ahmad income of sources lucrative most the of one into turned has industry economic such for conpensating powerfully of potential the has that the on resources income national of dearth the as problems .front international that employment of source important an become also has Tourism" over economy world the in itself for niche a carve to able been has .said he "century, a half past the role substantial a played has tourism said minister the Moreover, offering in and nations various among relations of development the in acquaint to world the of peoples the to opportunity unprecedented an well as customs and traditions cultures, foreign with themselves of strengthening the in resulting backgrounds, historical diverse of expansion the and nations the among ties and bonds social .peace world and relations international direct is tourism of features valuable most the of one Perhaps," of heritage civilizational and cultural the with communication .people different with contact face to face and countries of Dialogue of kind a as tourism consider can we why is That" .concluded he "Civilizations, ministers deputy five ministers, 17 by attended was conference The .countries respective their representing ambassadors four and publicity for strategies up draw to also agreed ministers The OIC the outside from tourists draw to members OIC among cooperation for market emerging an is tourism that belief their on based circle .countries Muslim BN/LS/HM End