Shortly after the recent visit of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to Turkey, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi announced that a recent ban imposed by the Iranian government on Turkey tours has been lifted.
Qassemi noted that Iran has lifted the ban on travel agencies to take tourists and visitors to Turkey after the country pledged to provide security and welfare of Iranian tourists.
“Therefore, Iranian travel agencies can organize tourist trips to this neighbouring country,” he added, as reported by ISNA and translated by IFP.
Iran had earlier ordered travel agencies to cancel all trips to the country after the recent coup in the country.
The decision to lift the ban came after Zarif paid an official visit to Ankara and was warmly received by his counterpart. There he held separate meetings with Turkish high-ranking officials including President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
“During the visit to Turkey, the Iranian minister had long negotiations on bilateral political, regional and international issues and other relevant matters between the two countries,” Qassemi said.