KFZO Head, Mexican Ambassador Discuss Expansion of Tourism, Trade Ties

Kish Island, February 14, 2015-Managing Director of Kish Free Zone Organization Dr. Ali Asghar Mounesan has met with Mexican Ambassador to Iran Ulises Canchola Gutierrez in Kish Island.

According to the Public Relations and International Affairs of Kish Free Zone Organization establishing trade and tourism ties between Mexico and Kish Island was the most important issue discussed in the meeting.

Dr. Ali Asghar Mounesan briefed the Mexican envoy and the trade delegation accompanying him on investment capacities of Kish Island and the advantages of economic activities on the Persian Gulf Island.

Dr. Mounesan described expansion of trade and tourism as two major missions topping agenda of KFZO and said 1.8 million tourists visit the picturesque island every year.

 “Based on a comprehensive plan, we intend to increase the figure to 6.5 million within 10 years,” said KFZO head.

He also pointed to the establishment of two 35-thousand and 50-thousand ton transport terminals at Kish port and said the projects come as part of KFZO plans to develop infrastructures on the Island to expand trade ties and maritime transportation.

 “Given the (positive) trend of nuclear talks between Iran and P5+1, we hope that after the removal of sanctions, more opportunities can be opened to facilitate trade exchange although economic activities are growing in the country despite sanctions,” Dr. Mounesan reiterated.

KFZO managing director also referred to development plans underway on Hendurabi, Farow and Farogan Islands describing them complementary to tourism potentials of Kish Island. 

Meanwhile, the Mexican ambassador Ulises Canchola Gutierrez touched upon his country’s economic and cultural capacities and hailed establishment of trade and tourism ties between Mexico and Kish Island.

He said a 12-man delegation including representatives from Mexico’s different economic sectors have traveled to the Persian Gulf Island as part of efforts to expand trade ties between Kish and Mexico.

The Mexican investors expressed their interest in investing in sectors related to pharmaceutical and transportation industries, jewelries, clothing, hoteling as well as tourism industries.

PR & Int'l Affairs Department- KFZO