Iranian and Iraqi culture ministers discussed ways to strengthen cultural ties

Iranian and Iraqi culture ministers discussed ways to strengthen cultural ties
Tue May 5, 2015 17:22:02

Iranian and Iraqi culture ministers in a meeting discussed ways to strengthen cultural ties between the two Muslim neighbors.

Iranian Culture and Islamic Guidance Minister Ali Jannati and Iraq’s Minister of Culture Firyad Rawanduzi held the meeting in Tehran on Monday.

Jannati said Iran and Iraq should seize opportunities for the cultural, artistic, scientific and academic cooperation, particularly within the regional and international cultural organizations.

During his stay in Tehran, the Iraqi minister also paid a visit to the National Library and Archives Organization of Iran (NLAI) on Monday.

Meanwhile, the UNESCO estimates that ISIL-controlled areas are undergoing a massive cultural destruction, which may be "one of the most devastating acts of destruction of library collections in human history".

 

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