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Friday, December 17, 2004

Hossein Marashi: Iran, France to cooperate in archaeology

Iran, France to cooperate in archaeology: "Iran, France to cooperate in archaeology
Paris, Dec 16, IRNA -- Iran and France signed an agreement in Paris on Wednesday night to cooperate in archaeology.
According to the agreement signed for Iran by Head of Iran's Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization Hossein Marashi and for France by its Minister of State for Cooperation, Development and Francophonie Xavier Darcos, the French experts are to offer educational and training courses for their young Iranian colleagues.

Marashi told IRNA that the French archaeologists who have been the first to carry out projects in Iran are still interested in cooperating with Iranian experts.

He also said that according to the agreement necessary measures to introduce Iran to French tourists will be taken in France as of next year.

He said it was also agreed that French experts would cooperate with Iran in building 10 new hotels in the country.

Marashi arrived in Paris Tuesday to explore avenues for cooperation between the two countries in such areas as cultural heritage, archaeology, tourism, museums and holding exhibitions. "