On Wednesday July 1, 2020, Sarvar Bakhti, the ECI President, met and talked with Mohsen Javadi, Deputy I.R.R. Minister for Cultural Affairs, at the premises of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance.
According to ECI public relations, at the meeting, which was attended by some of the representatives of ECO Cultural Institute, directors of the department of Deputy Minister for Cultural Affairs and other affiliated organizations and institutions of Ministry of Culture, different aspects of joint cooperation were reviewed and discussed.
According to the same report, at the meeting, the Deputy Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance for Cultural Affairs once again congratulated Sarvar Bakhti, one of the prominent cultural dignitaries of Tajikistan, for his appointment as ECI president and expressed hope that during his tenure, the ECO region will notice great developments in the field of culture.
Further, Sarvar Bakhti expressed gratitude to Mohsen Javadi and pointed out that during his meeting with H.E. Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, a general framework for cooperation with different deputies of the Ministry was outlined and that now it is time to take more practical steps to realize such cooperation in different fields of culture.
It is worth mentioning that at the meeting, the two sides highlighted the need for avoiding unrealistic ideas and take faster practical steps. It was also agreed that all areas of cooperation should be clarified through signing a MoU. One of the areas of cooperation discussed was the commemoration the luminaries of the ECO region, and since the year 2020 marks the 700th birth anniversary of Kamal Khujandi, the 8th century mystic and poet, the two sides emphasized that a ceremony should be organized to commemorate this celebrated mystic.