The Cultural Week of the Republic of Tajikistan in Iran kicked off at the Kooshk-e Honar Guesthouse (Abbas Abad Cultural and Tourism Complex) in Tehran with the presence of the ministers of culture of Iran and Tajikistan.
According to the ECO Cultural Institute, the Cultural Week of the Republic of Tajikistan kicked off in the Kooshk-e Honar Guesthouse (Abbas Abad Cultural and Tourism Complex), Tehran, on Monday evening, October 3, 2022, in cooperation with the Iranian Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tajikistan, the Embassy of Tajikistan in Iran and the Islamic Culture and Communication Organization of Iran.
During the ceremony, Mohammad Mehdi Esmaili, the Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance of Iran, said: "The expansion of cultural relations between the two countries is on the agenda of the government, and accordingly, Iran Cultural Week will be held in Tajikistan soon."
The Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance of Iran added: "Iran and Tajikistan are two great countries with a common history, culture and language. Iranians and Tajiks consider each other as a single nation due to their common interests. The common language in Iran and Tajikistan is the most important cultural element that connects the two nations together."
Esmaili added: "It is very pleasant to talk with Tajik brothers and sisters in the sweet Persian language. Our two nations benefit from the common and rich history and literature."
The Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance of Iran continued: "The increase of cultural interactions between Iran and Tajikistan in the fields of cinema, theater, music, books, etc. is emphasized by both parties, and there is no obstacle to expand relations in this direction."
Delivering a speech, Zulfiya Davlatzoda, the Minister of Culture of Tajikistan, said: "Iran has a suitable situation for the development of the joint cultural work of the two countries. I thank the honorable presidents of Iran and Tajikistan, who brought the relations between the two countries to a high level with their determination and wisdom."
According to Zulfiya Davlatzoda, Tajik artists were also present in the cities of Shiraz and Tabriz, and during the Tajikistan Cultural Week event held in Iran, they introduced the cultural heritage and cultural and artistic activities of this country by displaying handicrafts and visual arts.
In the opening ceremony of this important cultural and artistic event, Hojjatoleslam Mehdi Imanipour, head of the Islamic Culture and Communication Organization, Khusrav Noziri, Secretary General of the Economic Cooperation Organization, Murodjon Buriboev, President of the ECO Cultural Institute, ambassadors and a group of artists from Tajikistan and Iran were also present.