1245 GMT October 19, 2019
The cultural engineering map is comprised of 13 strategic plans, one of which is cultural communication between Iran and the world, Saeed-Reza Ameli told IRNA.
“To be sure, intercultural communication is a very wide area; the plan embraces and welcomes any kind of such communication,” he said.
Referring to the importance of UNESCO, the Iranian official said that international cultural communication was officially started by the organization.
Ameli said that no country would accept other cultures’ domination, as there should be multilateral interactions among cultures, without one culture being dominated by others.
Therefore, UNESCO, or other international organizations across the world, will find Iran’s cultural engineering map flexible enough for cooperation, he added.
Commenting on UNESCO’s Educational Agenda 2030, the official noted that the generalization of some values is not viable.
“We have to respect particularization, as universalization would not work if we do not observe particularization,” he argued, adding that if there is no flexibility in the agenda, the independence of cultures as a main feature would be damaged.
Referring to Iran’s national plans for sustainable development, including those pertaining to education, Ameli said the country is implementing a plan for the development of education.
“The document, however, is not absolute, as it is subject to continuous change,” he said, implying that it can be evolved as a result of cultural cooperation.