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Iran’s deputy culture minister, publishers visiting Afghanistan
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TEHRAN -- Iran’s Deputy Culture Minister for Cultural Affairs Seyyed Abbas Salehi along with a group of Iranian publishers arrived in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Saturday to become familiar with the printing industry in the country.
 
The group visited a number of Afghan publishers and cultural centers in the private sector and attended a dinner party arranged yesterday by Afghanistan’s Ministry of Information and Culture.
 
Union of Tehran Publishers and Booksellers Secretary Mahmud Amuzegar, children’s book publishers representative Mohammad-Hossein Mohammadi, educational publishers representative Hassan Qorbani, and academic publishers representative Shahruz Gahvareh are among the members of the delegation.   
 
Salehi and the Iranian delegation are also scheduled to attend a ceremony that will conclude the Afghan city of Ghazni’s tenure of selection as the 2013 Capital of Islamic Culture.
 
Located about 140 kilometers south of Kabul, Ghazni was selected Ghazni as the capital of Islamic culture for 2013 by the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO). 
 
Sharjah is the Capital of Islamic Culture for 2014.
 
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