News ID: 251561
Published: 0219 GMT April 17, 2019

Iran, Turkey poised to boost cultural cooperation

Iran, Turkey poised to boost cultural cooperation

Iran and Turkey are rich in terms of culture, history, and influential figures throughout history and these scientific and cultural treasures will contribute to the development of better relations, the director of the National Library and Archives of Iran (NLAI) Ashraf Boroujerdi said.

Speaking on Wednesday at a meeting with the Turkish Ambassador to Tehran Derya Örs at the opening of Turkey’s room at the Iranian library, Boroujerdi expressed hope that this visit would develop cooperation between the two national libraries, Mehr News Agency reported.

“Given the cultural affinities of Iran and Turkey, the interactions will surely have an impact on the culture and art of the two countries,” she added.

Referring to the high cultural level of Iran and Turkey, she said, “The two countries are rich in terms of culture, history, and influential figures throughout history, and these scientific and cultural treasures will contribute to better relations for future generations.”

“The opening of the Turkish room in NLAI is a valuable step and an opportunity for the future,” she said.

Örs added that her country would invite the director of NLAI to visit the Turkish National Library.

“The opening of the room is a blessing and we will certainly list the Turkish books written about Iran alongside the books that represent Turkey’s culture and customs,” Örs added.

NLAI was established in 1937 and incorporates many different collections from older libraries, including many rare and invaluable manuscripts.

 

 

   
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