Iranian female artists hold exhibit in Baku 

November 25, 2017

TEHRAN – An exhibition of paintings by three Iranian female artists opened at the Vecihe Samedova Art Salon in Baku, Azerbaijan on Friday.

A collection of 45 paintings by Mahvash Soheili, Rahil Qavami and Hanieh Azmudeh has been put on view for 10 days, the Iranian cultural attaché’s office in Baku announced in a press release on Saturday.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister Adalat Valiyev said that this is the first time an exhibition of paintings by Iranian female artists has been set up in Baku.

He also noted that cultural ties between Iran and Azerbaijan have increased remarkably over the past few years.

Also in his remarks, he added that holding cultural weeks in both countries can help boost the relations.

Iranian Ambassador Javad Jahangirzadeh, who also attend the opening ceremony of the exhibition, called it a significant cultural event and expressed his thanks to the Azerbaijani officials for their collaboration in organizing the exhibition.

Iran is organizing the exhibit in collaboration with the Union of Artists of Azerbaijan.

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