Iranian, Armenian culture ministers meet in Tehran 

October 17, 2017 - 18:35

TEHRAN – Iran’s Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Seyyed Abbas Salehi and Armenia’s Minister of Culture Armen Amirian met in Tehran on Tuesday to discuss the expansion of art and cultural relations.

Salehi pointed to the high potential of Iranian artists in different arena including cinema, music and theater, and stressed that art and cultural collaboration can lead to increased cooperation between the two countries, the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance announced.

Amirian also called the meeting a good opportunity to deepen cultural and media relations.

He said that the Armenian film weeks held in Iran several times have had respectable impacts in his country and expressed his hope that such events would continue to evolve.

He also said that he has watched several Iranian films and have enjoyed the films, calling Iranian filmmakers very professional.

The minister said that Armenian cineastes can also make use of the potentials through exchanging experiences and making joint productions with Iran.

He also proposed that Iranian and Armenian orchestras give joint performances in the two countries in the future.

Photo: Minister of Culture of Armenia Armen Amirian (L) meets Iran’s Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Seyyed Abbas Salehi in Tehran on October 17, 2017.