Iran will host the 2021 meeting of Economic Cooperation Organization’s tourism ministers.
The decision was made during the third edition of the meeting held in Tajikistan’s city of Khujand from October 3-4.
Attended by Iranian Minister of Cultural Heritage. Tourism and Handicrafts Ali Asghar Mounesan. Iran’s proposal for introducing ECO cultural capitals was ratified and the cities of Sari in the north and Ardabil in the northwest of Iran were named ECO cultural capitals for 2022 and 2023 respectively at the meeting. CHTN.ir reported.
Mounesan met with Tajikistan`s Foreign Minister Sirodjidin Muhridin upon his arrival in Dushanbe where the two sides surveyed ways of expanding bilateral cooperation in different fields. tourism in particular.
ECO is a Eurasian economic intergovernmental organization founded in 1984 in Tehran by Iran. Pakistan and Turkey. Afghanistan. Azerbaijan. Turkmenistan. Kazakhstan. Uzbekistan. Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan later joined the economic bloc.