Irada Ayupova lauded Iran’s culture and civilization, saying Iran-Tatarstan relations are rooted in history and enrich their cultures.
She added the department of Iranian studies was established in Kazan Federal University in a bid to develop Iranology.
The minister envisioned further areas of cooperation like calligraphy, visual arts and translating books from Persian to Tatar and vice versa, calling for the Iranian Consulate’s support.
Ayupova recalled the screening of four Iranian flicks in the 14th Kazan Youth Film Festival, saying two of them won the top prizes.
Iranian films are globally acclaimed due to their rich themes, she acknowledged.