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More Iranians Visiting Azerbaijan

More Iranians Visiting AzerbaijanMore Iranians Visiting Azerbaijan

The number of Iranians visiting the Republic of Azerbaijan has seen an increase in the first five months of 2016, compared with the corresponding period of last year, according to a statement by Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Without giving precise figures, the ministry said in the statement that the number of Iranian tourists visiting Azerbaijan had increased by 23% in January-May, reported. “This growth is driven by common historical and cultural values and geographical proximity [of the two countries],” the statement read. Azerbaijan grants Iranian nationals visa-on-arrival, while Iran has waived visa requirements for Azeri tourists. The Azerbaijan Tourism Association has started training Persian-speaking tour guides to accommodate Iranian travelers.