Iran President Appoints New Head for Cultural Heritage, Tourism Organization

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has appointed a new vice president who will double as the head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) as well.

In a decree on Saturday, Rouhani named Zahra Ahmadipour as the new vice president and the ICHHTO head.

He said the appointment has been made given Ahmadipour’s dutifulness, scientific record and valuable experience.

Rouhani expressed hope that she would be successful in the path of serving the Iranian nation and the Islamic establishment by observing the principles of the rule of law, moderation and the Iranian administration’s Ethics Charter.

Ahmadipour holds a PhD in geopolitics, an MS in geography and urban planning as well as a BS in geography.

She is an assistant professor of Geography Department at Tarbiat Modares University and Director General of the Interior Ministry’s administrative division office.

Ahmadipour’s appointment came after former ICHHTO head, Massoud Soltanifar, became the new Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs by winning a vote of confidence from the Iranian parliament on Tuesday.

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