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16 countries attend Silk Road Conference in Iran

The International Conference on Silk Road is held in the presence of Iranian officials and foreign guests, in Hamedan, Iran, on September 23, 2019. (Photo by ISNA)

Ghanbar Naderi
Press TV, Hamedan

The ancient city of Hamedan is hosting the sixth coordinating committee of the conferences of the Silk Road. Representatives from 16 countries from the region and the UNESCO are attending the week-long event, which includes three separate conferences on the Silk Road.

Speaking to Press TV, some of the participants said the reason to hold the conference in Hamedan is to provide conditions for the global registration of the city’s historical monuments. 

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's World Heritage Committee has so far inscribed 24 of Iran's historical sites and monuments on its World Heritage List. With 24 world heritage sites, Iran is ranked first in the Middle East and 11th worldwide.

Hamedan was chosen as Asia’s hub of tourism in 2018 by the Asia Cooperation Dialogue. As one of the oldest cities in the world, Hamedan has a wide range of tourism potentials. Some archaeologists believe the city dates back to the Median era.

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