(Persia Digest) – The Silk Road International Conference opened in Hamedan on Monday. The opening ceremony was attended by the Minister of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism, the Minister of Science, Research and Technology of Iran, and a group of foreign dignitaries.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Hamedan Mayor, Abbas Soufi, said: “Hosting the Silk Road conference is a golden opportunity to lay the groundwork for the global inscription of Hamedan’s heritage sites.”
Persia Digest (PD) reports that sixteen countries are situated along the Silk Road. Forty guests from fourteen countries are attending the conference in Hamedan, including France, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, China, Russia, South Korea, Japan, Bhutan, Turkey, Switzerland, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and Nepal.
The Silk Road International Conference will run from 23-29 September 2019 to expand ties between member countries in culture and tourism, and promote the attractions of Hamedan in western Iran.
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