“We will defeat the global isolating forces”: WTO’s head

طالب ریفاعی

Tehran (ISNA) - World Tourism Organization's Secretary General Taleb Rifai said on Saturday, the forces that wanted to isolate people, create darkness and ban the travelling of people would be defeated.

“No country wants to build a wall and isolate itself. We come together in order to build a bridge and open borders to welcome people from all over the world,” Rifai said on 17th World Federation of Tourist Guides Associations (WFTGA) International Convention in Tehran. “We should recognize the differences between people. In any position, our goal should be making the world better.”

His remarks came after new U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the construction of a U.S.-Mexican border wall and restricted entry on refugees and visitors from Muslim-majority countries.

In his speech, Rifai pointed to Iran and said: “Iran is a country with a rich culture and beautiful nature. Tehran is an extraordinary city. When you think about Iran and Tehran, amazing pictures come into your mind.”

“Iran is a rich country. For every traveler is better to familiar with its culture, people, mosques, handicrafts and delicious foods.”

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