0131 GMT December 01, 2022
Head of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO) Mohammad-Mehdi Imanipour said that both Iran and Tajikistan have several potentials to promote their cultural ties.
He made the statement at the opening ceremony of the Cultural Days of the Republic of Tajikistan at ICRO office in Tehran on Monday, with Minister of Culture of the Republic of Tajikistan Zulfiya Davlatzoda in attendance, according to ICRO.
Iran was the first country to recognize the independence of Tajikistan and was one of the first countries to establish an embassy in Tajikistan, Imanipour added.
ICRO head hailed the efforts of both countries’ artists in the various fields of music, theater, and visual arts, adding that today is an excellent opportunity to increase bilateral ties with Tajikistan.
Imanipour said that Iran and Tajikistan are close to each other in terms of traditions and language, adding that the event is an excellent occasion to expand ties.
The Iranian organization is in charge of implementing cultural agreements with other countries, the official noted.
The Tajik minister voiced her readiness to expand ties with Iran, adding that her country is eagerly waiting to host Iran Cultural Week in Tajikistan.
Tajikistan’s Ambassador to Iran Nizamuddin Zohidi also said the Cultural Days of the Republic of Tajikistan is being held in Iran after a 14-year hiatus, expressing hope this program will be a successful program under the supervision of Tajikistan’s Minister of Culture.
The Cultural Days of the Republic of Tajikistan opened on Monday and will run for six days in Tehran, Shiraz, and Tabriz.
The cultural event includes theatrical, musical, poetic performances as well as holding painting, photography, handicrafts and local costumes exhibitions.