Iran proposes to create analogue of Schengen area for Silk Road counties (UPDATE)
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Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 6 / Trend M. Aliyev /
Iran proposes to establish a visa zone similar to the Schengen among the Great Silk Road countries.
"This will contribute to the development of tourism between the two countries, facilitate travel, by attracting a large flow of tourists to the region," Iranian vice-president Seyed Hassan Mousavi said at the international conference "Taste of the Silk Road: Cooking, Culture, Tourism" in Baku today. "This will also facilitate the development of relations and peace in the region."
He said that the Silk Road countries must use the potential for tourism development.
Iranian Vice President has also voiced the proposals to establish the General Assembly of the Silk Road countries, to hold its congress in Iran in late 2013, to declare 2014 as the year of the Silk Road, to hold the Silk Road Day within the World Tourism Organization and to create the Silk Road Atlas.