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Iran Seeks to Host ACD Tourism Meeting

Iran Seeks to Host ACD Tourism MeetingIran Seeks to Host ACD Tourism Meeting

Iran has proposed hosting the next ministerial meeting of Asia Cooperation Dialogue, director of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Department of Fars Province, Mossayyeb Amiri, said during a meeting in Shiraz.

“Although the exact date of the meeting is not yet known, it could take place sometime in early autumn,” Amiri was quoted as saying by Mehr News Agency.

Tourism officials from 32 ACD member countries are committed to improve regional and international interactions in economic, cultural, social and technological fields.

“The meeting could facilitate joint projects in tourism, agriculture and energy industries,” Amiri said.

Although the decision to approve Iran’s proposal has not been made yet, the odds of Shiraz hosting the event are good.

“Coordinating international events is always time-consuming,” said Ali Nemati Zargaran, tourism marketing and promotion chief at Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization.

ACD is an intergovernmental organization to promote cooperation at the continental level. The organization has 33 members, but the main members are Iran, Kuwait, Pakistan, Bahrain, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Thailand, China and Japan—the so-called nine major ACD nations.