1247 GMT May 06, 2021
The Day of Culture of Iran and Kazakhstan was held with Iranian Minister of Heritage, Culture, Tourism and Handicrafts Ali-Asghar Mounesan, Governor of Golestan Province Hadi Haqshenas, Deputy of the Iranian Parliament Gholamreza Montezari, Kazakhstan Ambassador to Tehran Askhat Orazbay, and business people and representatives of the local Kazakh diaspora.
Speaking at the opening of the event, Mounesan and Orazbay noted that over the past 30 years, since gaining independence, Kazakhstan has made great strides in boosting ties with Iran in various fields, according to a press release sent from the Kazakhstan Embassy to Iran Daily on Sunday.
Haqshenas emphasized that trade, economic, cultural, tourism, medical and pilgrimage ties between the regions of the two countries are developing successfully.
Haqshenas proposed to hold the Day of Culture of Kazakhstan and Iran on the eve of the common holiday for the two countries, the New Year, Norouz, and a corresponding “week,” to be held alternately, in the Mangistau region of Kazakhstan, and in Iran’s Golestan Province. Mounesan welcomed the proposal.
Participants of the event visited an exhibition of handicrafts made by craftsmen of the local Kazakh diaspora at the Fakhruddin As’ad Gorgani Hall and became acquainted with photo and video materials dedicated to the 30th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s independence.
In addition, a small national orchestra played Kazakh melodies while folk songs of the two countries were performed at the concert by the local Kazakh diaspora and Iranian artists.