Iranian Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaei and President of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia Maya Lomidze discussed ways to encourage tourism between Iran and Russia in a meeting held in Moscow on Wednesday.
The Iranian ambassador voiced Tehran's willingness of broadening tourism cooperation with Russia.
On behalf of the Russian tourism board, Lomidze, referred to Iran as an ancient country with a rich civilization that will attract a large number of tourists from Russia.
Lomidze added that she plans on visiting Iran in the near future along with managers from seven leading Russian tourism companies. The Russian delegation will sign important contracts with their Iranian counterparts for mutual cooperation in the field of tourism.