1136 GMT January 18, 2020
The agreement aims to strengthen and expand the Persian language and literature abroad, and to boost synergy and integration in the activities pertaining to academic studies and optimal use of the capacities available inside and outside Iran, IRNA reported.
The literary foundation was established in 2012 to adopt strategic management and execution of the educational, research, cultural, and media activities to promote the Persian language and literature abroad, based on the objectives, policies, strategies, and regulations governing the international cultural relations of Iran.
During the recent months, Beijing International Studies University requested to reach an agreement with the Sa’di Foundation.
The university president and accompanying delegation visited Iran and signed an MoU with Iran’s literary foundation.
President of the Chinese university, Ji Jinbiao, cited the historical background and relations between Iran and China, saying, “Our university is international and based on the goal of ‘One Road and One Belt,’ which is the official policy of the Chinese government. That is, we are planning to teach languages along the route of this ancient road, such as Persian, Turkish, and Hindi.”
The Chinese official said that due to the geographical distance, there is still no thorough knowledge of Iran in China and more should be done, adding, “We must strive for tourism development because when Chinese tourists travel to Iran, their mindset about Iran changes.”
The head of the Sa’di foundation, Gholamali Haddad Adel, said that Iran and China are two ancient civilizations with longstanding ties, and they are among the few countries that have been the strongest pillars of Asian civilization throughout history.