Following her visit of the city of Isfahan on Monday, UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova said "I have come to Iran to get to know Iran’s international monuments, especially the city of Isfahan with three internationally registered sites.”
She asserted that Isfahan is an important city and a human heritage with idiosyncratic beauty.
Pointing to her visit of the Naqshe Jahan square she said "Seeing a fair on in the middle of the square I was rather taken by sadness; but of course I noticed that it was temporary. Handicraft is part of Isfahan’s cultural heritage. Handicraft booths around the Naqshe Jahan square help secure cultural tourism. Handicraft is considered one of the cultural features of Isfahan with great entrepreneurship.”
Mrs. Bokova further said "I am so happy that all the aspects of cultural heritage are seen in Isfahan, which is to take pride in.”
"I liked the Jameh Mosque dome with its unique beauty,” she expressed admiration.
In answer to a question by Mehr reporter regarding the registration of the Isfahan cultural axis including 399 monuments within 6 kilometers Bokova stated "UNESCO is always ready to do such a thing. It is the Iranian government which has to complete the case, send it to UNESCO, and pursue its registration.”