Tehran, Tokyo discuss organizing cultural events

March 6, 2019

TEHRAN – Iran’s tourism chief and Japan’s ambassador to Tehran on Tuesday discussed organizing joint cultural events by the two countries, IRNA reported.

Cultural cooperation among governments and nations can help global peace and friendship under current conditions, Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization Director Ali-Asghar Mounesan said in a Tehran meeting with Mitsuo Saito.

“I believe that cultural issues can bring governments and nations closer to each other and strengthen their relations.”

Mounesan stressed the need for deepening mutual ties, saying Iran and Japan have long-standing and excellent ties with each other and the Iranian nation has a good feeling towards Japanese people… So they can continue their cultural cooperation.

“We are interested to reciprocally organize cultural nights and our museum palaces, including Sa’dabad and Niavaran, are ready to host such events,” Mounesan stated.

The envoy, for his part, referred to significance of cultural ties between the two nations, saying that Japan is ready for cooperation in all fields, particularly culture.

Saito further noted that common museum-related assistance and holding cultural festivals can be served as areas of mutual collaboration.

“During the time I am in Iran, I concluded that the Iranian people are familiar with the Japanese people and have good feeling towards them,” he said.

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