Iran, Saudi Arabia Discuss Increased Cultural Cooperation

14:58 - February 19, 2024
News ID: 3487258
IQNA – A senior Iranian cultural official said on Sunday that his country is ready to host a cultural week of Saudi Arabia, as part of efforts to boost bilateral ties and mutual understanding.

Tehran, Riyadh discuss cultural ties


The head of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO), Mohammad Mehdi Imanipour, made the remarks in a Sunday meeting with Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to Iran, Abdullah bin Saud Al-Anzi, in Tehran.

The two sides discussed ways to enhance cultural diplomacy and cooperation, especially in the fields of science and education.

Imanipour said that cultural exchanges are the best way to foster friendship and trust between the two nations, which share many common values and interests.

He also expressed concern over the rising Islamophobia in the world, and criticized the double standards of some countries and media outlets in dealing with the issues of the Muslim world.

He cited the ongoing Israeli aggression against Gaza as an example of such injustice, and said that the international community should hold the perpetrators accountable for their crimes.

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Al-Anzi, for his part, acknowledged the shared values between the two neighboring and brotherly countries, stating that their relations are based on mutual respect and good neighborliness.

He emphasized the significant role of both countries in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and called for the acceleration of cultural cooperation between Iran and Saudi Arabia.


Source: Agencies