Minister of culture visits Institute of Oriental Studies of Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg, Nov 16, IRNA - - Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Abbas Salehi, who is in Russia to attend the VII Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum, visited the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Saint Petersburg on Friday.

Iran's Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaei accompanied the minister in the visit.

During the visit, a group of Russian Iranologists had meeting with the Iranian minister and discussed issues of interest.

the VII Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum (November 15-17) kicked off on Thursday in presence of ministers of culture from many countries,
senior political officials, representatives from international organizations in culture affairs, activists and well-known academics.

Salehi is to deliver speech on Friday in specialized session of the Forum on 'protecting ancient works'.
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