Afghanistan ranked fourth in terms of sending tourists to Iran, an Iranian tourism official said on Wednesday, IRNA reported.
Ladan Jafari Tehrani, director of marketing and advertising of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization said that Afghan tourists come to Iran with the aim of pilgrimage or medical treatment.
Jafari Tehrani who was addressing the First Joint Forum on Iran-Afghanistan Tourism Cooperation, said the meeting is aimed at removing obstacles in the way of promoting tourism.
She said that ICHHTO held the same meetings with tourism officials from Russia, Japan, Italy, Georgia, China and Indonesia which yielded good results.
She expressed hope that the meeting would be fruitful for both countries' tourism industry thanks to Iran-Afghanistan cultural, language and religious affinities.