Russian Ambassador to Tehran Levan Dzhagaryan said on Tuesday that Russian tourism office will operate to boost tourism with Iran.
He made the remarks at inauguration ceremony for opening Russian National Tourism Office at Russia Embassy in Tehran.
He said that Iranian tourists could only visit a limited number of Russian cities in the past, but, opening the Office will serve the Iranian tourists to visit other parts of Russia as well including Crimea.
Head of Russia’s State Agency for Tourism Oleg Safonov expressed pleasure with opening Russian Tourism Office and appreciated Iranian officials for close cooperation on tourism.
He said that Iran is a secure, friendly country with longstanding background and that the Russian Tourism Office will provide enough information for Iranian tourists about different tourist sites in Russia.
Deputy Head of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization for tourism affairs Morteza Rahmani Movahhed said opening the Russian Tourism Office paved the way for development of cooperation between Iran and Russia and thanked Russian embassy for taking such big step to develop tourism.
He said that preparatory works for opening Iran’s national tourism bureau in Russia is underway and hopefully it will open in a few months.