15:20 - December 18, 2019
News ID: 3470147
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Egypt’s capital, Cairo, and the ancient city of Bukhara in Uzbekistan were named the cultural capitals of the Muslim world in 2020.


At the Closing Program of the Islamic Capital of Culture of the Islamic World 2019 in Tunisia, the Islamic Education, Science and Culture Organization (ISESCO) announced that Cairo was selected as the 2020 Islamic Capital of Culture in Africa and Bukhara in Asia.

Speaking at the program, ISESCO General Director Salim bin Muhammad al-Malik said that the program aims to support cultural development among Islamic countries.

Malik reminded that Tunisia was chosen as the capital of culture for 2019 because of its deep-rooted Islamic history and cultural background.

Tunisian Culture Minister Mohammed Zeynelabidin pointed out the importance of developing cultural policies in the Islamic world, according to Anadolu Agency.

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