Envoy Highlights Iran’s Capacities in Art, Cultural Fields

10:12 - January 27, 2023
News ID: 3482230
TEHRAN (IQNA) – The Iranian ambassador to Malaysia underlined that there are many capacities and potentials in different fields of Arts in the country.

Iranian Ambassador to Malaysia Ali Asghar Mohammadi


Speaking to IQNA on the sidelines of the Restu Global Quranic Arts Festival in Malaysia, Ali Asghar Mohammadi said the Islamic Republic of Iran is very rich in terms of capacities in art fields and there is need for introducing them to the world.

He said arts should be at the forefront of Iran’s cultural diplomacy and promotion of the country abroad.  

“We need to use cultural and art relations as a strong means and leverage in international relations,” the diplomat stated.

He also said a strong bond among arts, universities and the society should be established and arts, scholarly and academic works should be promoted.

The envoy further said efforts should be made to make the best of opportunities in art and cultural fields such as exhibitions and festivals.

Envoy Highlights Iran’s Capacities in Art, Cultural Fields

Elsewhere in his remarks, Mohammadi hailed the good reception of Iran’s pavilion at the Restu Global Quranic Arts Festival by Malaysians as well as foreigners visiting or residing in the Southeast Asian country.

He said he himself was inspired by the artworks on display at the pavilion, including painting and calligraphy works.

Envoy Highlights Iran’s Capacities in Art, Cultural Fields

The arts festival has been organized in Putrajaya by Restu Foundation and foreign partners including the Iranian Cultural Center in Malaysia.

It kicked off on January 20, 2023, and will run for ten days. Four countries, including the Islamic Republic of Iran, are participating in the festival.

The event allows visitors to witness special exhibitions, and interact with the Quran and Islamic arts and Islamic products entrepreneurs while also trying to improve the image of Islam as an inclusive and peaceful religion.

Introducing the preservation and prosperity of the Quran, glorifying the teachings of Islam, inviting the community to love knowledge and scholars, utilizing modern technology as an effective preaching medium, and trying to return the Muslim community to their true identity have been named among other objectives of the event.



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