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2012-10-04 - 12:00



Russia Ready to Increase Cultural, Art Cooperation with Iran

TEHRAN (FNA)- Moscow is prepared to further increase ties and cooperation with Iran in cultural and art fields, Russian Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky said.

He made the remarks in a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Seyed Mohammad Hosseini in Moscow on Wednesday.

He also expressed pleasure with Hosseini's visit to his country, and hoped that the visit will lead to expansion of cultural and artistic ties between the two states.

Hailing Iran's cultural and artistic achievements, especially in the field of cinema, Medinsky expressed the hope that the two countries' artists will exchange experience by signing a new protocol.

Referring to Iran's film production and the Iranian movies' participation in various international festivals, he praised the increasing reputation of the Iranian cinema.

Hosseini arrived in Moscow Monday on a four-day visit to open Iran's Cultural Week in the Russian capital. Russia plans to hold its Cultural Week in Tehran next year.

Iran and Russia have earlier expressed enthusiasm for the expansion of their bilateral cultural ties.

Also earlier on Wednesday, Russian Deputy Culture Minister Andrei Busygin underlined the unique and fantastic nature of Iranian arts, and lauded the Iranian artists for their creative artworks.

Busygin made the remarks on Wednesday during a visit to different sections of the Iranian art exhibition underway in Moscow. The Iranian culture minister also accompanied the Russian official during his cultural tour.

Busygin referred to the Iranian arts as unique and fantastic, and described the Iranian artists as creative and gifted.

Hosseini arrived in Moscow Monday on a four-day visit to open Iran's Cultural Week in the Russian capital. Russia plans to hold its Cultural Week in Tehran next year.

Russia has been seeking to promote its cultural ties with Iran, specially in the last few years.

Busygin and Head of Culture and Islamic Communications Organization of Iran Mohammad Baqer Khorramshad in a meeting in Moscow in June explored avenues for the further bolstering of the two countries' cultural relations.

The two sides emphasized need for broader bilateral cultural cooperation, referring to the two nations' interest in each other's cultures, literatures, and arts.

Busygin referred to the special status of the Iranian culture and literature among the Russian nation, arguing, "We are pursuing the policy of expanding relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran seriously."