First ECO - Silk Road Food Festival

23 Sep 15
Zanjan, Iran

On 31 August to 4 September 2015, the “First ECO – Silk Road Food Festival” took place in the Silk Road city of Zanjan, located in north-western Iran.

Hosted by the Zanjan Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization in cooperation with the Secretariat of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), visitors and official country delegations were able to enjoy gastronomic delicacies from the Silk Road region, including traditional dishes from Azerbaijan, China, Iran, Tajikistan and Turkey.

As part of the event programme, an exhibition on Iranian handicrafts and traditional music performances were also organized.

While attending the event, Mr. Maraslioglu, Deputy Secretary General of the ECO Secretariat, stressed the overall importance of food tourism within the region, while the local authorities from Zanjan expressed their readiness to host this very well attended festival on an annual basis.

Additional information:

Gastronomy and the UNWTO Silk Road Programme