Cultural commonalities can help boost Iran-Afghanistan ties: Diplomat

Tasnim – Iran’s cultural attaché in Afghanistan referred to an art and culture exhibition jointly held by the two countries in Kabul and said paying heed to cultural commonalities can help promote the relations between the two neighbors.

Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency, Reza Maleki said the exhibition, which opened in Kabul on Friday, includes a book fair attended by 60 Iranian and 30 Afghan publishers.

He said more than 300 Iranian artworks have been put on display in the exhibition.

The cultural attaché further emphasized that Iran and Afghanistan should develop practical and serious plans for further boosting the cultural ties between the two nations.

Back in February, Afghanistan Acting Minister of Information and Culture Kamal Sadat had announced that Iran and Afghanistan would sign an agreement to set up cultural centers in the two countries, according to media reports.

Sadat said Tehran and Kabul have taken the initial steps to establish the cultural centers, adding that the two countries’ cultural centers would be launched in the cities of Mashhad and Herat.