Iranian and Germany officials signed an agreement on Sunday to promote Iranian scientific-cultural tourism.
The head of the Iranian Students’ Tourism & Traveling Agency (ISTTA) signed the agreement with the members of the board of directors of the Iran-Germany Chamber of Commerce, ISNA reported.
Speaking during the ceremony, Rahim Yaqubzadeh, the head of the ISTTA said that in recent years, sanctions have put pressure on all branches of the tourism industry, including foreign exchange and visa issuance as well as political and trade relations.
He added that the tourism industry suffered greatly as a result of these sanctions.
The official explained that ISTTA has always been eyeing the removal of these obstacles and has taken measures in this regard.
“One of these measures was the preparation of a tourism plan, which was designed with the cooperation of young people who have bright ideas,” he noted.
To implement this project, reliable partners were selected and will be our representatives in Germany to promote the scientific-cultural tourism industry of Iran.
Seifollah Niknami, a member of the board of directors of the Iran-Germany Chamber of Commerce, said: “We intend to create an opportunity for the exchange of students, professors and modern technology between Iran and Germany.”
“We need a scientific, cultural and technological connection between the universities of Iran and Germany. Our plan is to develop knowledge and technology in line with the goals of the country’s macroeconomy,” Niknami said.
German technology and experience could be very helpful in developing Iran’s potentials, he noted.
Scientific-cultural tourism plan will include holding specialized, educational, commercial, agricultural, cultural and industrial tours, the official stated.
There will also be medical tours for students and professors, he said, adding that specialized industrial exhibitions are also planned to be held for students studying engineering.
Niknami concluded that these tours are organized for the scientific, cultural community of the country to benefit from the experience of the world, along with academic education to increase the skills of our university communities.