News ID: 219279
Published: 0240 GMT August 03, 2018

Minister: Sistan-Baluchestan plays key role in protecting Iran's culture

Minister: Sistan-Baluchestan plays key role in protecting Iran's culture

Iran's border provinces in general and Sistan-Baluchestan in particular play a substantial role in protecting Iran's culture and conveying it to other countries, Iran's culture minister said.

Abbas Salehi added that cultural projects should not be limited to Iran's capital Tehran and officials should make great attempts to help other provinces thrive, wrote IRNA.

Salehi made the remarks in a meeting with commanders of the southern province on Friday.

He said that boosting cooperation with neighboring countries in cultural, economic and social areas is in line with Iranian government's policy.

He also visited the cultural and artistic complexes of the southern province as well as hold a meeting with the famous sculptor of Sistan-Baluchestan Hamidreza Avishi to discuss the challenges artists face there.

Salehi pointed to training 1.5 million students in field of art after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

In total, 342,000 art students are studying in 143 universities across the country, he added.

Sistan-Baluchestan Province is home to two world heritage sites, Shahr-e-Soukhteh (Burnt City) and Lut Desert — Iran's first natural world heritage site (shared by Sistan-Baluchestan and Kerman provinces).

Martian Mounts in Chabahar County, considered as symbols of Chabahar's unique geomorphology, are also very popular attractions. Situated along Makran Coast, from Kachoo Village up to the proximity of Gwadar Bay, these mounts are a type of badlands.


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