Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Mohammad-Mehdi Esmaeili met with Uzbekistan's Minister of Culture and Tourism Ozodbek Nazarbekov on Friday to discuss ways to expand cultural ties.
The meeting was held on the sidelines of the 16th Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) summit, which took place in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. During the meeting, it was agreed to hold the Cultural Days of Iran and Uzbekistan in both countries in 2024.
Referring to the discussion with the Uzbekistani side regarding the announcement of sister cities between different cities of Iran and Uzbekistan, Esmaeili emphasized the strengthening of this matter during the session. The proposal to hold joint cultural programs between the cities of Samarkand and Isfahan, as well as Bukhara and Hamedan, was also raised in the meeting.