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Iran adopts consular services to facilitate tourist visa issuance

Foreign Ministry adopted consular services to facilitate visa issuance for foreign tourists, Deputy Foreign Minister for Consular Affairs Hassan Qashqavi said on Tuesday.

Speaking in the 6th joint session of Iran-Kyrgyzstan consular affairs, he noted that the facilitation of tourist visa between the two countries would help strengthen the cultural relations.

He said that development of tourism is part of public diplomacy in addition to its positive economic benefits.

The two countries’ officials discussed the issues of mutual interest in the 6th joint session of Iran-Kyrgyzstan consular affairs on September 19-20.

Iran and Kyrgyzstan have agreements on cooperation in the spheres of transport, customs, trade and economic relations. The two country interact in education, culture, travel, customs, finances, war on trafficking and crime in general.

The two countries trade in agriculture and capital goods. Iran and Kyrgyzstan hope to up the annual trade turnover to dlrs 100 million.

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