Tehran (IP)- Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts said that 'Iranophobia' is one of the main obstacles to tourism development. Both our rivals in the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf and our enemies in the US and Europe are trying to propagate Iranophobia.

Iran PressIran news: Ezatullah Zarghami pointed out that Qatar has invested 200 billion dollars only in attracting tourists, while none of the countries in our region have the diverse advantages of Iran's tourism, including our historical, natural, cultural, and medical advantages.

Referring to the importance of developing tourism diplomacy, the minister added: In the development of tourism, we gave priority to neighboring countries. We signed MoCs with 11 neighboring countries and presented a plan for the development of land tourism with Tajikistan, which was welcomed by the president of the country, we offered the land route and cheap tourism to the countries of Central Asia.

"Our cultural attaches have a mission to introduce Iran's tourist attractions and handicrafts all over the world. This is our strategy to deal with the Iran-phobic policy," the Minister of Cultural Heritage noted.


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