Iran announced on Thursday that it plans to work out agreements with 60 world countries on the reciprocal removal of visa requirements for Iranian and their nationals.
Senior Iranian tourism officials said the issue will be a main topic of their talks with a large number of participants in the upcoming Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Tehran next week.
'Lifting visa requirements with 60 world states will be pursued seriously in the negotiations between the head of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization and the leaders of the NAM member states,' Acting Deputy Head of the CHHTO Hojjatoleslam Mohammad Javad Adabi told FNA.
He also said that the conference will be a unique opportunity for Iran to provide the ground for bolstering and boosting exports of its handicrafts and attracting a growing number of tourists.
The 16th NAM summit will be held in the Iranian capital, Tehran, from August 26 to 31.
NAM is comprised of some 120 member states and 17 observer countries.
NAM is an international organization of states considering themselves not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc. NAM is the largest grouping of countries outside of the United Nations.
NAM member states represent nearly two-thirds of the United Nations' members and comprise 55% of the world population, particularly countries considered to be developing or part of the Third World.