News ID: 324285
Published: 0113 GMT September 23, 2022

Raeisi’s cultural, historical gifts to UNSG

Raeisi’s cultural, historical gifts to UNSG

Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi provided UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres with two books concerning Iranian culture and history.

During Raeisi’s meeting with Guterres, the Iranian chief executive presented a version of ‘Bustan’ (literally meaning ‘The Orchard’) by Iran’s prominent poet Sa’di as well as a collection of documentaries relating to the Persian Gulf, according to IRNA.

The meeting was held on the sidelines of the 77th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York on Thursday when Raeisi signed a memorial notebook of the United Nations; then, he gave the two books as a reminder of the rich culture, arts, civilization and history of Iran.

Sa’di completed ‘Bustan’ in 1257 CE, which is an epic poetry book in the Persian language. The book entails 10 sections concerning morality, upbringing, social and political issues.

During his stay in New York, Raeisi met with heads of state of certain countries as well as leaders of different religions, held talks with some experts in the United States foreign policy and top media managers, participated in a meeting with Iranian expatriates, and made a speech in a UNESCO conference.

Raeisi addressed the UNESCO conference, saying that the Islamic Republic prepared its own education document based on Iranian-Islamic upbringing without relying on the secular approaches of the UNESCO 2030 Agenda, which is based on the secular-oriented way of thinking.

Raeisi held talks with presidents from France, Bolivia, Switzerland, Finland, Serbia, and Zimbabwe as well as prime ministers from Lebanon, Pakistan, Iraq, Japan, Armenia, and the secretary-general of the United Nations during his presence in New York.

His travel to New York has been conducted as part of his administration’s efforts to promote materialization of a fair international system through economic multilateralism.



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