Official: Iran enjoying high cultural status in region, world

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Cultural Attaché in Kyrgyzstan Ali Kebriaeezadeh underlined that Iran enjoys a high status in the cultural field, and reiterated that all the scientific advances of the Iranian society are based on Islam, traditions and needs of the Iranians.

Addressing a meeting with Kyrgyz reporters and media in Bishkek, the Iranian cultural attaché pointed to the high number of books, high circulation of newspapers and magazines, film production and holding big exhibitions and fairs like the International Tehran Book Fair and International Fajr Film Festival, and said, “Given its several thousand-year-old cultural and civilization background, the Islamic Republic of Iran has a high cultural place in the region and the world in such a way that some Iranian cultural products have found their own specific name and emblem in the world.”

The official recalled Iran’s scientific and technical advances in different fields, and said, “The Islamic Iran despite the difficult conditions created by the western sanctions has managed to gain such great achievements in different scientific fields that it has now jumped to high ranks in many scientific areas, including biotechnology, stem cells, pharmacology and medicine, aerospace sciences and civilian nuclear energy.”

Kebriaeezadeh also pointed to the development model in Iran under the title of the Iranian-Islamic Model of Development, and said, “This model prepares the grounds for the materialization of scientific and practical measures for the progress of the Iranian society on the basis of Islam, traditions and Iranians’ needs by taking into account the social realities.”

Last month, Iran’s Permanent Ambassador to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Mohammad Reza Majidi underlined that Iran plans to widen its presence on the international scene by broadening its interactions with the world countries.

The senior Iranian official stressed the need for preventing the expansion of extremism by conducting dialogues among different cultures, and expressed the hope that Tehran would increase its constructive interaction with the world’s nations and add to its international presence.

In mid-May, Majidi underlined the necessity for talks among different cultures as the most important means for sustainable development.

Majidi made the remarks addressing a scientific meeting titled ‘Inter-Cultural Talks in the 21st Century and the Role of UNESCO’ in Paris at the time.

The Iranian envoy, who also holds the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)’s presidency at UNESCO, underlined that promoting cultural dialogue is one of the most important responsibilities of UNESCO.

He referred to Iran’s role in dialogue among cultures and civilizations at global levels, and underscored the necessity for morally-oriented talks and attention to cultural diversity as a prerequisite for success in any dialogue.

By Fars News Agency


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