A ceremony was held in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia to celebrate World Tourism Day, and Maryam Jalali, deputy Iranian Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts, on behalf of Ezzatollah Zarghami, the minister, attended the ceremony.

On the sidelines of this ceremony, the deputy Iranian tourism minister held separate meetings with participating officials from Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan.

In the meeting with Sultan Al Musallam, Deputy Minister of International Affairs at Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Tourism, Jalali proposed the formation of a working group to cancel visas between the two nations.

Jalali said after the meeting with the Saudi official that “I conveyed the message of minister Ezzatollah Zarghami … to the Minister of Tourism of Saudi Arabia to Sultan Al Musallam. Also, in the message, the high official of the Saudi Ministry was invited to visit Iran, and it was decided to make the necessary planning and coordination.”