According to IRNA, the fact that diverse ethnic groups and followers of various religious groups are living in Iran provides the capacity for advancing relations with neighboring countries, said Iran's Deputy Culture Minister Hadi Hosseini.
Cultural diversity, he noted, is a great capacity that should not be neglected. He called on organizations to discuss religious issues through cultural lens.
The official said that the whole world welcomes cultural diversity and enhancing its scope can foil enemies' conspiracies against Iran's ethnic groups.
Lots of ethnic groups, which share similar cultures with ethnic groups in neighboring countries, are living in Iran peacefully.
The framework of Iran's cultural relations includes the establishment of cultural organizations, development of cultural and social exchanges, support for local products as well as protection of local languages and traditions.