TEHRAN (FNA) – In a meeting with a journalist from Japan’s Tokyo Shimbun daily, Iran’s vice-president in charge of tourism has invited Japanese tourists to visit Iran.
Esfandiar Rahim-Mashaei, the Vice President in charge of Iran Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO) invited Japanese tourists to come to Iran and learn firs-hand about the rich Persian civilization and cultural heritage, a press tv report said.
“The Japanese people, like the Iranian nation, are endowed with one of the richest and greatest civilizations in the world in historical and cultural terms,” Rahim-Mashaei said in his meeting with the Japanese journalist, Fumiaki Hagi.
“Japanese tourists would do well to come to Iran and witness the pure nature of my country and enjoy its numerous places of natural, historical and cultural interest,” he told the journalist.
“The Japanese people have always considered Iran a friend, reciprocating the friendly sentiments of the Iranians toward Japan,” Fumiaki Hagi said in the meeting with the Iranian VP, adding that Iran was an important and tremendously interesting country in the Middle East.