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News number: 9107168602

15:33 | 2013-05-09

Culture

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Iran Calls for Further Cultural Cooperation with Kuwait, Tajikistan

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian First Vice-President Mohammad Reza Rahimi in a meeting with Tajik and Kuwaiti culture ministers underlined the need for further increase in Tehran's cultural cooperation with Kuwait and Dushanbe.



Rahimi made the remarks during separate meetings with Tajik and Kuwaiti culture ministers on the sidelines of the first meeting of the culture ministers of Asian Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) in Tehran on Wednesday.

He stressed the necessity for further expansion of cooperation among ACD member states.

Rahimi also called for more cooperation in all areas especially in various cultural fields with Tajikistan and Kuwait.

The 1st meeting of ACD culture ministers opened here Tuesday. Culture ministers from 32 ACD member states are reviewing cultural interactions during the two-day event.

The ACD was formed in June 2002 in Cha-Am, Thailand, where 18 Asian Foreign Ministers met together for the first time. The ACD is a continent-wide forum, the first of its kind in Asia. More specifically, the ACD aims to constitute the missing link in Asia by incorporating every Asian country and building an Asian Community without duplicating other organizations or creating a bloc against others.

The ACD member states include Iran, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Japan, South Korea, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, The Philippines, Singapore, Cambodia, Brunei, Mongolia, Bhutan, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Qatar, Uzbekistan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, UAE and Bahrain.