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Iran, Mongolia seek further tourism cooperation

Tehran, Iran and Mongolia have discussed tourism cooperation in a bid to encourage Iranians and Mongolians to visit each country and boost the tourism sector in both countries.

Mongolian Minister of Environment and Tourism N.Tserenbat held talks with Iranian Accredited Ambassador to Mongolia Mohammad Keshavarzzadeh on Tuesday in the Mongol capital Ulaanbaatar, according to the Mongolian Montsame News Agency.

The Mongolian minister expressed willingness to cooperate in historical tourism and learn from Iran's experience in water management.

The Iranian envoy noted that Mongolia and Iran have long historical relations and pledged to focus on development of historical tourism.

He noted that it is possible to temporarily display the exhibits related to Ilkhanid period in Mongolia.

Keshavarzzadeh also stressed that Iran can grant scholarships to Mongolians who want to learn the Persian language.

Earlier, Mongolian Foreign Minister Damdin Tsogtbaatar expressed hope Iran and Mongolia can expand their bilateral relations in a bid to increase their trade ties as well. He also urged more cooperation between the two countries in educational, agricultural and environmental sectors.

Iran's nonresident ambassador to Mongolia highlighted that exchange of highlevel delegations between Tehran and Ulaanbaatar has helped the mutual understanding. Keshavarzzadeh also called for establishment of joint chambers of commerce between the two countries.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA

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