Speaking to Press TV, some of the participants said the reason to hold the conference in Hamedan is to provide conditions for the global registration of the city’s historical monuments.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s World Heritage Committee has so far inscribed 24 of Iran’s historical sites and monuments on its World Heritage List. With 24 world heritage sites, Iran is ranked first in the Middle East and 11th worldwide.
Hamedan was chosen as Asia’s hub of tourism in 2018 by the Asia Cooperation Dialogue. As one of the oldest cities in the world, Hamedan has a wide range of tourism potentials. Some archaeologists believe the city dates back to the Median era.