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UNWTO Vows to Help Boost Iran's Tourism Despite US Sanctions

In recent months, Iranian officials have redoubled efforts to give a boost to the underdeveloped tourism sector to increase foreign currency revenues and create jobs
UNWTO Vows to Help Boost Iran's Tourism Despite US SanctionsUNWTO Vows to Help Boost Iran's Tourism Despite US Sanctions

The 40th Plenary Session of the United Nations World Tourism Organization Affiliate Members is currently underway in Hamedan, which is expected to put Iran's budding tourism sector on the international map more than ever, even as US sanctions have been reimposed.
The session, running from Nov. 12 to 14, has brought hundreds of foreign representatives and the message that UNWTO supports the tourism sector of a country that was hit with the harshest-ever US sanctions only days before. 
At a press conference on the sidelines of the global tourism industry's biggest annual event, UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili said he is well aware of issues facing Iran's economy and people due to US sanctions reimposed after Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from Iran's nuclear deal in May.

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