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WCC 2016 Meeting in Tabriz

WCC 2016 Meeting in TabrizWCC 2016 Meeting in Tabriz

Iran has chosen the historical northwestern city of Tabriz to host the 2016 meeting of the World Craft Council, Fereydoun Mirzalou, an official at Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, said. The World Crafts Council selected Iran as the host for its 2016 board meeting.  In the last annual meeting of the WCC-Asia Pacific Region, held at Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Iran was asked to host the 2016 session, travel news website Donyay-e-Safar reported. “Hosting the next meeting provides us with a great opportunity to promote and develop our handicraft industry,” Mirzalou said, adding that a comprehensive and detailed plan must be drawn up to help Iran live up to its reputation as a gracious host. In September, Tabriz and Isfahan were declared “World Crafts City” by the WCC, making them the only Iranian cities to boast the title.