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ISESCO dedicates special prize to Tabriz 2018

Tabriz, The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) is to dedicate a special prize to any institution that introduces the best tourism achievement to Tabriz 2018.

The international ceremony to mark choosing Tabriz as the Islamic World tourism capital called 'Tabriz 2018' started with the attendance of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday.

Tabriz, the third largest city in Iran, has a special place in the history and economy of the country. The city has been chosen by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) as tourism capital of the Islamic World in 2018.

Cultural department of ISESCO expresses support for Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran and East Azarbaijan to introduce Tabriz 2018 to Islamic countries, ISESCO representative in Iran Abbas Sadri said addressing the opening ceremony of Tabriz 2018.

Tourism ministers and ambassadors of Azerbaijan, Turkey, Afghanistan, Iraq, Armenia, Bangladesh, Uzbekistan, Switzerland, Norway, Turkmenistan, Bulgaria, Tajikistan and Belarus have been invited to the event, Head of Foreign Ministry Office in East Azarbaijan, Esmaeel Ragheb earlier told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Wednesday.

The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) was founded by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in May 1979. With 52 member-states, ISESCO is one of the largest international Islamic organizations and specializes in the fields of education, science, and culture. Its headquarters is in Rabat, Morocco. The Director General is Dr. Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, also Secretary General of Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW).

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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