Kish, Mexico to Expand Tourism Ties

Kish, Mexico to Expand Tourism TiesKish, Mexico to Expand Tourism Ties

A 12-man delegation including representatives from Mexico’s economic sectors traveled to the Persian Gulf Island as part of efforts to expand trade between Kish and Mexico, according to the Public Relations and International Affairs of Kish Free Zone Organization (KFZO).

Mexican investors expressed interest in investing in sectors related to pharmaceutical and transportation industries, jewelries, clothing, hotel management, as well as tourism industries.

The managing Director of KFZO, Ali Asghar Mounesan met with Mexican Ambassador to Tehran Ulises Canchola Gutierrez on Kish Island. Establishing trade and tourism ties between Mexico and Kish Island was among the issues discussed at the meeting.

Mounesan briefed the Mexican envoy and the trade delegation accompanying him on investment capacities of Kish and the advantages of economic activities on the Persian Gulf Island.

He described expansion of trade and tourism as the two major missions topping agenda of KFZO and said 1.8 million tourists visit the picturesque island every year.

 “Based on a comprehensive plan, we intend to increase the figure to 6.5 million within 10 years,” said KFZO head.

He pointed to the establishment of two 35-thousand and 50-thousand ton transport terminals at Kish port and said the projects are part of KFZO plans to develop infrastructure to expand trade ties and maritime transportation.

 “Given the (positive) trend of nuclear talks between Iran and P5+1, we hope that after the removal of sanctions, more opportunities can be created to facilitate trade although economic activities are growing in the country despite sanctions,” Mounesan added.

The official referred to development plans underway on Hendurabi, Farow and Farogan Islands describing them complementary to tourism potentials of Kish Island. 

The Mexican ambassador touched upon his country’s economic and cultural capacities and hailed the establishment of trade and tourism ties between Mexico and Kish.