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14 Oct, 2015

Polish tourists visiting Iran on rise

Isfahan, Oct 12, IRNA – Polish Senate Speaker Bogdan Borusewicz said on Monday that number of Polish tourists visiting Iran will rise. Borusewicz told Governor General of Isfahan Province Rasul Zargarpur that the number of the tourists from Poland to Iran will enjoy multiple growth if a direct flight becomes operational.

He said that Iran and Poland have longstanding friendship and close ties and in the World War II, 120,000 Polish people travelled to Iran and Polish people have still kept those memories alive, being thankful to the Iranian people.

Poland’s per capita income accounted for 40 percent of average per capita income of European Union in the past 20 years and presently it is now 70 percent on the average.

The Polish Senator said as for cooperation in different political and economic domains, he held consultations with senior Iranian officials in Tehran. He said that he offered models for economic cooperation which were welcomed by Iranian officials, showing Iran and Poland are moving in a single direction.

Zargarpour for his part referred to 500-year political and economic relations between Iran and Poland and said the ties can be bolstered. He said in the World War II, Iran hosted more than 120,000 Polish refugees and tombs of a number of them are in Isfahan cemetery.

He said after President Rouhani took office, Iranian relations have got stronger and further consolidated because he believes Iran should have closer, good and balanced ties with the outside world, except for the occupying regime of Israel.

He added that the Islamic Republic of Iran welcomes expansion of relations with Poland, hoping that the Polish top parliamentarian’s visit to Iran will give an impetus to the ties. He said Isfahan is the capital of Islamic Iran’s culture and civilization and the world city of handicrafts and in the future also it will be the capital of Muslim world tourism.

More than 100 economic delegations from many countries have visited Isfahan for establishing economic links over the past single year. Within framework of government policies, management of Isfahan Province voices readiness for close ties with a province of Poland, he added.

He said Isfahan is ready for joint investment in industries featuring sophisticated technology and in environment protection. ‘Isfahan is ready to have closer relations with Poland in tourism sector so that Polish entrepreneurs will have a contribution to tourism industry of the province which is a highly lucrative.’

He added that holding cultural weeks of Isfahan in Warsaw will make people of Poland acquainted with culture of Iran and Isfahan.