0903 GMT August 23, 2019
New managing director of Iran Cultural and Press Institute (ICPI) was inaugurated during a ceremony at ICPI on Sunday.
Mehdi Shafi’ei replaced Mohammad Taghi Roghaniha, who was honored at the same ceremony.
Shafi’ei, also deputy head of the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) for the past twelve months, was earlier a director general of the Dramatic Arts Center of the Iranian Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance.
Roghaniha served as ICPI’s managing director from 2013-2019.
At the same ceremony, the institute also celebrated the 7,000th issue of Iran newspaper, which rolled out of the press on Sunday.