News ID: 254372
Published: 0214 GMT June 16, 2019

Minister: Cultural cooperation paves way for collaboration in other fields

Minister: Cultural cooperation paves way for collaboration in other fields

Mutual cultural cooperation will pave the way for bilateral collaboration in other fields, said the Turkmenistan Culture Minister in Tehran on Sunday.

The relations between Iran and Turkmenistan will be promoted in the light of modernization of the two states, Atagely Shamuradov made the statement at the opening ceremony of Turkmenistan Cultural Week, which is being held at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall from June 16 to 18, adding

He said “both countries have always enjoyed good relations and their friendship ties are ever-increasing.”

Handicrafts and artifacts of both countries have always had a high appeal for both Turkmen and Iranians, he said.

Cultural week aims to develop familiarity with traditions that both countries have in common, Shamuradov added.

According to him, in 2018, Days of Culture of the Islamic Republic of Iran were successfully held in Turkmenistan’s capital Ashgabat.

‘Ruhnama’ (The Book of the Soul), written by Saparmurat Niyazov, the president of Turkmenistan from 1990 to 2006, will be introduced at a special meeting, which is to be organized at the National Library and Archives of Iran.

The opening ceremony concluded with performances of traditional Turkmen music.

Groups of Turkmen dancers and musicians will give performances during the festival.

Exhibitions, which are scheduled to be organized at the Iranian Artists Forum, will showcase artworks by Turkmen artists.

In addition, Turkmen costumes and handicrafts will be on view at showcases at the forum.

Groups of Turkmen dancers and musicians will give performances during the festival.

The forum will also host workshops and meetings which will be organized by a group of Turkmen and Iranian artists on Monday.

A lineup of movies by Turkmen filmmakers will also be screened during the festival, which will end with a roundtable on the Silk Road at the Sa’di Hall of Milad Tower.

 

 

   
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