Jun 10, 2020 18:44 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Jun 10, 2020 19:36 Asia/Tehran]

Tehran (IP) - Deputy Tourism Minister Pouya Mahmoudian said Iran ranks first globally in handicrafts due to its significant capacities in handicrafts production.

Iran Press/Iran News: Speaking at Artists and Craftsmen of global handicraft cities' honoring ceremony on the occasion of World Handicrafts Day, June 10th, 2020 held at Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Ministry, Pouya Mahmoudian stated the aim behind the ceremony was to get back where Iran's handicrafts were stood once.

She also added that many artists are under tough economical conditions amid coronavirus outbreak, but as the Islamic Republic of Iran successfully dealt with the eight-year imposed war by former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, it would pass this condition as well.

Deputy tourism minister stressed that the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Ministry does its best to get back to its golden days by the cooperation of relevant organizations. 

"The Islamic Republic of Iran's handicrafts are hidden treasures which rank first across the world," she continued.

Highlighting Iran's glorious situation in the world's markets, the official said Iran will compete in the international trading sector. 

Deputy Tourism Minister referred to the registration of Iranian cities and villages in the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites, saying: "We intend to attract global attention to Iran as a tourism resort for the tourists."

"11 cities and 3 villages have been registered by UNSECO which puts Iran first in the world producing handicrafts," she announced. 

Pouya Mahmoudian concluded her remarks by saying: "Despite the coronavirus outbreak and its negative consequences, Iran won't stop to get back to its best place." 


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