Head of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization of Iran Abouzar Ebrahimi Torkaman suggested that the Eighth International Congress of the Spanish Society of Iranian Studies (SEI) in Spain should seize the opportunity to revive joint cultural heritage.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the congress on Saturday, he added that revival of cultural heritage is of high significance for both countries, ISNA wrote.
The congress is being held in line with the two countries' push to boost cultural relations. Iran and Spain signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on October 26 to open a center for Iranian studies in the University of Salamanca, in the west of Madrid.
The center aims to boost academic and research activities on Iran by enabling students and aficionados to assess the development aspects of the Iranian society.
He said that Spain made great attempts to increase Iranology seats and therefore boost cultural relations with Iran.
Iran and Spain has a long history of relations. Islam has a history of almost 800 years in the European country which is remembered as the golden era of Spanish civilization, the official said.
During the event, 30 experts of Iranology and Persian Studies from around the world are scheduled to deliver speeches and confer on their latest studies and ideas.