He said in his statement to International Conference on 'Iranian Tourism Industry' that traces of Iranian culture and civilization are evident at every corner of the world.
"Every part of the world, where a civilization has emerged, had enjoyed support from Iran. Whenever hands have been extended to Iran for help, the Iranian nation has done generously." He said that tourism serves to meet the inner need of the human being which is cultural.
"The human being has a social dimension appreciating cultural and social relationship. So, God has called on human being to reach sublimity under guidance of the prophets (Peace Be Upon Them) and develop friendship in the international community." The president said that Iran has 7,000 years of culture and civilization and has planned to host tourists from four corners of the world by developing infrastructures in the tourism sector.
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