News ID: 213810
Published: 0242 GMT April 23, 2018

Slovakian official: Cultural events serve as bridge between Iran, Slovakia

Slovakian official: Cultural events serve as bridge between Iran, Slovakia

Slovakia's deputy minister of culture described interaction and cooperation between Tehran and Bratislava as ancient and strong, adding that cultural days and weeks serve as a bridge for deepening bilateral relations.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony of Slovakian Cultural Week in Niavaran Cultural Complex in Tehran, Conrad Rigo appreciated Iranian officials and the nation's hospitality, noting that the major cultural event coincides with the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Iran-Slovakia diplomatic relations, IRNA wrote.

"Holding cultural days and weeks can open a new chapter in cultural and artistic relations between the two countries," he said, referring to the exhibition of selected works of top artists at the Bratislava Illustration Competition in Niavaran Cultural Complex.

The event was inaugurated in a ceremony attended by Rigo, Slovakian Ambassador to Iran Lubomir Golian, Director General of Islamic Culture and Relations Organization for Cooperation Affairs Mohammad Ali Kiyani as well as Director General of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ministry for Music Affairs Ali Torabi.

The exhibition is displaying 42 top works by Iranian and Slovakian illustrators during festivals held from 1967 to 2017.

The biennial event is one of the leading international illustration exhibitions which is held in cooperation with UNESCO in Slovakia.

The exhibition is open to the public until April 25.


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