Tehran (IP) - The Minister of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare of Iran announced that the country would launch a pilgrimage tour guide training center with Iraq in the holy city of Najaf to improve the level of pilgrims reception.

Iran PressMiddle East: According to Mohammad Shariatmadari, this decision was made after the two countries' officials signed a 5-year cooperative document in labor, social welfare, and insurance on Sunday. 

He added: "Of course, it has been decided to set up another training center in Karbala province too." Mohammad Shariatmadari noted that a 5-year document was signed with the Iraqi government in labor, social welfare, and insurance in his recent trip to Iraq.

He stressed: "According to this document signed between Iran and Iraq, exchange of experiences is being done regarding labor relations, safety, protection and working standards. In this document, the exchange of experiences in the field of vocational-technical training is also expected.”

“Iran’s Technical and Vocational Training Organization is going to set up training centers for Iranian-Iraqi instructors in provinces of Najaf and Karbala to raise the standard level of receiving pilgrimage tourists, and the Iraqi side will benefit from the experiences of Iranian pilgrimage centers,” added Shariatmadari.

Mohammad Shariatmadari highlighted: "In fact, the 5-year document of Iran-Iraq cooperation will be a roadmap for cooperation between the two countries.”


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