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News number: 8709260971

15:16 | 2008-12-16

Culture

نسخه چاپي ارسال به دوستان

Spanish Foundation Keen to Cooperate with Iran

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's cultural attaché in Spain Ahmad Khezri met with Pierre Schori, the director-general of the Fride foundation last week and held talks on bilateral cooperation.



They both discussed holding a meeting on Iran's role on the cultural, religious and political changes in the region next year, Tehran Times said quoting a report by the Persian service of the Islamic republic news agency on Saturday.

Fride is a research foundation based in Madrid. It aims to provide the best and most innovative thinking on Europe's role in the international arena and also promotes peace and security, human rights, democracy and humanitarian aid.

In the meeting, Khezri stressed conducting joint activities, holding joint conferences, and exchanging researchers, and explained that introducing the real image of Iran to Spanish citizens with the help of the European organizations is an important task of Iran's cultural office.

Pierre Schori also welcomed Iran's proposals in performing joint projects and announced that Fride is ready to hold a joint conference on Iran's contemporary history and the role of Spain in regional and international developments.

Schori who was the former Swedish deputy minister of Foreign Affairs added that there are many areas of research to be done on Iran as it is an important and influential country in the region.

He also expressed his regrets that there is not much information about Iran's role in the region and Fride would be happy to collaborate in this field, as well.

Schori also noted that Fride held a seminar on the role of religious law in Iran in 2006, which was warmly received.