News ID: 202967
Published: 0251 GMT October 23, 2017

Iran's cultural week in Syria to promote cultural ties

Iran's cultural week in Syria to promote cultural ties

Iran's cultural week in Tartus, western Syria, is to further promote cultural ties between the two nations.

Organized by Syria's Ministry of Culture and Iran's Cultural Center in Syria, the event will run through October 26, IRNA wrote.

Iran's Cultural Attaché in Tartus Mohammad-Hadi Taskhiri said that the objective of organizing the cultural week in Tartus was to decentralize cultural activities from the capital and hold them in other Syrian provinces.

"Getting Syrian citizens to know more about Iranian and Islamic culture, civilization and traditions are among the other objectives of holding Iran's cultural week in Syria," Taskhiri added.

An exhibition of Iranian handicrafts and calligraphies as well as images of Iran's progress is being held on the sidelines of the cultural week programs in addition to a book fair and a photo exhibition featuring works by prominent Iranian figures as well as pictures of natural sceneries in Iran.

Iranian movies such as 'Bodyguard' by Ebrahim Hatamikia, 'The Kingdom of Solomon' by Shahriar Bahrani, 'Once Upon a Time Love and Betrayal' by Davoud Bidel and 'A Row of Reality' by Ali Vazirian are also to be screened during the cultural event.

A number of Syrian cultural officials including Syria's Deputy Culture Minister Tofiq Al-Imam as well as Iran's Chargé d'Affaires in Damascus Abdolreza Qassemian attended the opening ceremony of the event.

Located on western Syria, Tartus is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Lebanon to the south, Homs and Hama provinces to the west. It is a strategic port on the Mediterranean and is of great economic and military significance.

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