MEHR: Iran's Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Mohammad-Mehdi Esmaili in meetings with Iraqi and Kuwaiti culture officials called for boosting cultural cooperation with these countries.
In a meeting with Ahmed Fakak, Minister of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities of the Republic of Iraq, Esmaili thanked the Iraqi government and nation for successfully holding the Arbaeen pilgrimage ceremony.
The cultural and historical commonalities of the two countries are the basis for the development of bilateral cultural relations between Iran and Iraq, he said.
Fakak, for his part, emphasized the need for developing the cultural relations between the two countries and called for cooperating and producing joint films between Iran and Iraq.
In a separate meeting with the Secretary-General of Kuwait's National Council for Culture, Arts and Literature (NCCAL) Mohammad Al-Jassar, Esmaili referred to the deep, historical, and brotherly relations between Iran and Kuwait, and called for strengthening cultural cooperation between the two countries.
He went on to say that Kuwait can actively participate in various international cultural festivals and events that are held every year in Iran.
Al-Jassar, for his part, said, "Iran is a brotherly country that has been friends with us since the beginning of the establishment of the Kuwaiti government, and we are ready to improve the level of cultural relations."
Waleed Al-Saif, President of the Heritage Committee of ICESCO, who was also present at the meeting, stressed the need to register Iran's historical sites in the ICESCO heritage center as the heritage of the Islamic world.