0630 GMT November 12, 2019
Iran's Culture Minister Abbas Salehi and his Armenian counterpart Armen Amirian in a meeting in Tehran on Tuesday voiced their readiness to enhance bilateral exchanges in the cultural sector, IRNA reported.
Pointing to Iran's high capacity in the fields of cinema, music, theater, visual arts, media and book, Salehi said that cultural and art cooperation can pave the way closer ties between the two countries.
Salehi also referred to the 'good and expanding ties' between the two countries and said that relations would be deepened thanks to new cultural agreements between Iran and Armenia.
Earlier, National Cinema Center of Armenia (NCCA) and Iran's Farabi Cinema Foundation concluded a cooperation agreement at Armenia's Ministry of Culture in Yerevan.
The document was signed on the Armenian side by NCCA Director Shushanik Mirzakhanyan, and on the Iranian side by director of Farabi Cinema Foundation Alireza Tabesh.
The agreement calls for further enhancing long-standing Armenia-Iran cultural cooperation, Tabesh said.
Salehi mentioned that Iran-Armenia ties are good but need to be deepened in view of the adequate capacities in the field.
Armenian culture minister invited Iran to take part in a ceremony in which Yerevan will be selected as the cultural capital of the CIS in 2018.