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News number: 9103080898

11:28 | 2012-06-05

Culture

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Tajikistan Keen to Expand Cultural Cooperation with Iran

TEHRAN (FNA)- Tajikistan's Minister of Culture Mirza Shahrokh Asrari voiced his country's willingness to use Iran's experiences in different cultural fields.



Speaking at a meeting with Iran's Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Seyed Mohammad Hosseini in Chinese capital city of Beijing on Monday, Asrari called for the transfer of Iran's experience to Tajikistan in holding international book fairs, preservation and repair of historical monuments as well as the production of qualified handicrafts.

The Iranian minister, for his part, declared Tehran's preparedness to offer its experience in all fields to the brother nation of Tajikistan.

The expansion of cultural relations between the two countries and in particular in the fields of literature and poetry will help the two nations better understand each other, he stated.

During the meeting, the two officials also conferred on the latest developments of bilateral cultural relations.

Hosseini is in Beijing to take part in the 9th meeting of the culture ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

Iran and Tajikistan have recently accelerated expansion of their ties and cooperation and observers believe that the good achievements gained in area of their mutual cooperation should be deemed as a result of the efforts made by the two countries' officials.