Iran's sixth edition of the Persian Gulf Conference has kicked off in the southern Kish Island, focusing on cultural and tourism potentials of the region.
The conference will also discuss social, historical, economic, political, geographical and environmental aspects of the Persian Gulf region.
Some 521 articles have been submitted to the event, the majority of which are on tourism, conference director Manouchehr Jahanian told CHTN.
The conference will also present researches and studies conducted on the Persian Gulf title, providing documents on its Persian origin.
"The 7,000-year-old region has given rise to many great civilizations and is an example of interaction between governments and their people," Jahanian said.
He emphasized the important role of tourism in the region, saying that "supporting the infrastructures in the Persian Gulf region can boost cultural and tourism relations between Iran and the rest of the world."
Iran's National Persian Gulf Day will also be celebrated on April 30, 2010 in the southern city of Bandar Abbas.
Concerts will be held during the ceremony and various exhibitions will display photographs, documents, and old maps of Persian Gulf.
The Iranian flag will also be hoisted at the Portuguese Castle on the Persian Gulf island of Hormuz.