Official: Culture suitable ground to develop Iran-China ties

Beijing, Aug 23, IRNA – Head of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO) Abuzar Ebrahimi Torkaman met with Director of China's State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television Nie Chenxi on Wednesday.

Torkaman, who is in China at the invitation of Chinese Culture Minister Luo Shugang to attend the 24th Beijing International Book Fair, told Nie Chenxi that culture is a suitable ground for development of relations between the two nations.

He called the role of book in cultural relations as valuable, and added that books in the fields of story and history, given to rich culture of the two countries, play significant role in creation of deep and wide interactions between the two nations.

Torkaman also pointed to joint projects of movie-making, either documentary or TV programs, and called it an appropriate ground to develop cultural ties.

He said that the two countries may have more cooperation in the field of cultural exchanges and transfer given advances in the field of information technology.

Nie Chenxi, for his part, pointed to bilateral interactions and shuttles of both countries' cultural officials, and added that Iran's presence in the fair as special guest is very important, which will pave the way for both nations' acquaintances with each other's rich cultures.

Ebrahimi Torkaman also met with Minister of Culture Luo Shugang on Tuesday.

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