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Number Seven Thousand Two Hundred and Ninety Five - 20 May 2023
Iran Daily - Number Seven Thousand Two Hundred and Ninety Five - 20 May 2023 - Page 8

News in Brief

Iran, Russia ink tourism agreement

IRNA – In a significant development, Iran and Russia inked a bilateral agreement aimed at bolstering their tourism cooperation.
The agreement, signed on Friday, brought together Ali-Asghar Shalbafian, Deputy Minister of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism from Iran, and Dmitry Vakhrukov, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
The signing took place on the sidelines of the Russia-Islamic World Forum held in Kazan.
The newly formed agreement encourages both nations to expedite the implementation of a previous accord, which focused on waiving visa requirements for group travel between Iran and Russia for their respective citizens.
During the discussions, the two sides emphasized the importance of broadening the scope of tourism, including the exploration of opportunities to enhance maritime tourism.
Commenting on the agreement, Vakhrukov expressed optimism about the launch of visa-free trips for Iranian tourists to Russia in the upcoming summer. Additionally, starting in July, Iranian citizens will also be eligible to obtain electronic visas for travel to the Russian Federation.

ECO Cultural Institute aims to introduce Persian works

IRNA – Murodjon Buriboev, the head of the ECO Cultural Institute, affirmed the global recognition of Iran’s esteemed poets and highlighted the institute’s mission to showcase the magnificent works of Persian literature.
Buriboev made these remarks during the 34th Tehran International Book Fair, emphasizing the event as a prime opportunity for exchanging ideas and facilitating meetings.
Recognizing the profound impact of books in fostering mutual understanding, Ehsanollah Hojjati, the director of the Center for Organizing Translation and Publication, underscored the crucial role of books in promoting regional cohesion.
Hojjati stressed the importance of considering the shared characteristics between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Tajikistan to foster greater empathy between their respective nations.


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