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17:53 | 2010-04-11


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Iran to Hold Int'l Confab on Persian Poetry

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran is readying to hold an international conference next week to introduce Persian poetry and poets to the world.

The conference is scheduled to be held in Tehran and cities of Persian literature, Isfahan and Shiraz, on April 17-21.

The Conference is considered as a good opportunity to introduce Iranian poets and Persian poetry to the world. Precise planning has been initiated to lobby and launch useful links across the globe in cultural arenas.

Iran's Deputy Culture and Islamic Guidance Minister for Cultural Affairs Mohsen Parviz believes that the country's poets must attend such events in a bid to introduce Iranian culture to the world.

"Poets must take the most of such opportunities and potentialities," Parviz said.

"The confab aims to introduce poets from all around the world and establish dynamic interactions among them," he reiterated, adding, "Various programs, to be held in three cities of Tehran, Isfahan, and Shiraz, are scheduled for the confab."

The deputy culture minister expressed the hope that such programs in the arena of poetry would open new gates for Iranian poets to the world.

51 foreign poets from various countries, including Iran, Albania, Armenia, Afghanistan, Bulgaria, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Peru, Tajikistan, China, Russia, Romania, Sri Lanka, Denmark, the Netherlands, Oman, Jordan, Indonesia, Uruguay, Turkey, Sudan, Syria, the Philippines, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Qatar, Kalmykia, Iraqi Kurdistan, Kenya, Lebanon, India and Greece are due to attend the international event.