Tehran (IP) – Culture ministers of Iran and Syria underlined the need to expand bilateral cultural and artistic cooperation, including producing full feature films and sharing experiences in diverse fields through holding culture weeks.

Iran PressIran News: Iran’s Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Mohammad-Mehdi Esmaili, in a meeting with his visiting Syrian counterpart Lubanah Mshaweh at Tehran Vahdat Opera Hall on Tuesday, reviewed ways for developing the two countries cultural, artistic, media, joint theatrical and cinematographic cooperation, as well as sharing Iranian artists’ experiences with the Syrian side.

In a press briefing on the sidelines of the meeting, Esmaili stated that Iran and Syria had shared cultural and artistic capacities, and the two countries are ready for cooperation in cinematography, arts, media, and information dissemination fields, as there is a strong will for such interactions on both sides.

“We are glad that after passing through many tough years, Syria is today experiencing peace and stability free from war fears and destruction,” the Iranian minister said.

Lubanah Mshaweh, for her part, said in the presser that the Iran-Syria cultural ties dating back to the remote past in history and describing them in a single night are impossible.

It was agreed during the meeting that Iran Film Week would also be held as the Iran Culture Week in Syria soon and the Syria Culture Week in Iran after that.


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