Iran, Oman Ink MoU to Broaden Maritime Tourism

Iran, Oman Ink MoU to Broaden Maritime Tourism

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Vice-President and Head of Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism Organization Ali Asqar Mounesan announced that Iran and Oman have reached an agreement to broaden their cooperation in the field of maritime and health tourism.

Mounesan pointed to his meeting with Omani Minister of Tourism Ahmed bin Nasser al-Mahrizi in Tehran, and said, “The two sides tried to introduce tourism capacities to their respective country.”

He underlined that given the new efforts of Oman in producing handicrafts, Iran is due to share its experiences with Oman in this regard.

Archeological excavations and bilateral relations between museums of the two countries were also discussed by the two delegations.

Mounesan pointed to Iran’s experiences in the field of turning historical buildings into hotels and the Omani side was interested in the issue due to the use of Iranian expertise experiences in this concern.

The Iranian vice-president said the two countries are doing their utmost to promote tourism relations level between Iran and Oman.

Al-Mahrizi, for his part, pointed to promotion of bilateral ties in tourism, and said that practical steps will be taken for constant cooperation in the future.

He said that issuing visa for Oman is not expensive, adding that already some tourist agencies were requesting guarantees from the Iranian side, which was a mistake, and the government resisted it.

Al-Mahrizi underlined that Oman will offer facilities for tourists to promote tourism between the two countries.

In a relevant development in early October, Iranian and Omani officials in a meeting in Muscat underlined the need for the further expansion of mutual cooperation, specially in health areas.

During the meeting in the Omani capital, Head of Iran Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) Mojtaba Khosrotaj and Advisor for Omani Health Minister Sultan Al Busaidi  explored avenues for bolstering and reinvigorating of bilateral ties, specially in health sector.

The meeting was held on the sidelines of Oman Health Exhibition and Conference 2017 in Muscat.

About 30 pavilions, which put the hospital and health equipment on display at the Oman exhibition, belonged to Iran.

Oman Health Exhibition & Conference is an annual international trade event that highlights the advances in the health and medical sectors in Oman.

It is a common platform that brings together different segments of the health and medical industry to explore new opportunities, showcase the latest technologies, services and facilities, and leverage potential for trade and investment.