|Japanese ambassador visits Iranian deputy culture minister||
TEHRAN – The Japanese ambassador to Tehran, Koji Haneda, visited Deputy Culture Minister for Artistic Affairs Ali Moradkhani on Sunday.
Japan’s Deputy Press Secretary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Naoko Saiki, also accompanied Haneda during the meeting, which was held at Moradkhani’s office, the Culture Ministry announced in a press release on Tuesday.
Plans for holding joint art and cultural festivals were discussed at the meeting and Moradkhani said that the festivals will help people become more familiar with each other.
He also suggested that the cultural aspects of the festivals are highlighted rather than their diplomatic sides.
Japan attaches great importance to cultural diplomacy, Saiki said, adding that cultural diplomacy can help strengthen culture.
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