Iran, China Strengthen Cultural Ties as Ministers Discuss Cooperation

In a meeting held in Tehran on Saturday, Iranian Culture Minister Mohammad Mahdi Esmaeili expressed Iran's interest in expanding both cultural ties and political cooperation with China.

Iran (IMNA) - Describing the two countries as "strategic partners," Esmaeili highlighted the potential for utilizing the cultural capacities of member countries in organizations such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and BRICS to host cultural and artistic festivals. He extended an invitation to China's Minister of Culture and Tourism to visit Tehran, hoping that the visit would deepen joint cultural and artistic activities.

In response, the Chinese Vice Minister of Culture and Tourism, Lu Yingchuan, emphasized the significance of cultural exchange between China and Iran, acknowledging the long-standing friendship between the two ancient civilizations. He praised the success of the three consecutive Chinese Film Weeks held in Iran in 2019, which showcased the strong cultural relations between the two nations. Additionally, Yingchuan invited the Iranian minister to visit China.

The meeting took place during the second joint Iran-China Culture Committee, where Yingchuan led a delegation from China. Both sides expressed optimism regarding the expansion of bilateral cultural and tourism collaboration, underscoring the importance of cultural exchanges in strengthening the bond between their nations.

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