Iran Keen to Boost Cultural Ties with India: Official
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A senior Iranian cultural official called for promotion of friendly relations with India in all fields, particularly in the area of culture through using existing opportunities.
“The good and age-old relations between Iran and India are considered as valuable potential for the expansion of bilateral relations in all spheres, especially in the area of culture,” Director of the Academy of Persian Language and Literature Gholam-Ali Haddad Adel said during a meeting with Director General of Indian Council for Cultural Relations Satish C. Mehta in Tehran on Tuesday evening.
Commenting on Iran’s scientific advances in recent years, Haddad Adel also called for boosting Tehran-New Delhi ties in the areas of science, research and education.
During the meeting, Mehta expressed the hope that relations between the two countries in the areas of mutual interest would be strengthened in the future.
In Late February, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, during his visit to New Delhi, had said that the two countries are both determined to consolidate all-out ties despite the outside political pressures and obstacles put by the foreign meddlers.
“In spite of the existing obstacles and challenges as well as the political attempts in order to limit Iran-India relations, the two countries’ determination to reduce the effect of (foreign) obstructionism has overcome the influence of meddlers,” Mohammad Javad Zarif said, addressing India’s Observer Research Foundation (ORF).