Iran Ready to Host Foreign Tourists: Rouhani

TEHRAN (CHN) – President Hassan Rouhani, in a message on Sunday, referred to tourism as the most effective means of general diplomacy and voiced Tehran’s readiness to host foreign tourists.

The president’s message was addressed to a national conference held to honor those involved in tourism sector on the occasion of the Tourism Week.

Felicitating the world Tourism Day (September 27), the President said tourism is the most effective means to restore peace and friendship to the whole world and to establish cultural interaction.

President Rouhani’s message was read to the conference by Deputy Chairman of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization Mehdi Hojjat.

Head of the CHTHO Mohammad Ali Najafi as well as a number of foreign diplomats residing in Tehran were also present in the conference.