TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran and Italy signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to conduct joint archeological operations in Iran’s ancient Persepolis site.
The MoU was signed between Head of the Research Center of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization (ICHTHO) Seyed Mohammad Beheshti and Head of Cultural Heritage Department of Italy’s Bologna University Angelo Pompilio.
The MoU focuses on research and educational cooperation, development and protection of cultural heritage.
The two sides also agreed to cooperate to strengthen their educational and counseling cooperation archeology.
Persepolis, literally meaning “city of Persians”, was the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire. Persepolis is situated 70 km northeast of city of Shiraz in the Fars Province in Iran. The earliest remains of Persepolis date from around 515 BC.
In early May, Iranian and Italian parliamentarians stressed the necessity for utilizing each and every capacity and potential of their countries to pave the ground for deepening and widening Tehran-Rome relations in all domains.
In a meeting between Co-Chairman of Iran-Italy parliamentary friendship group Javad Heravi and Ettore Rosato, head of the Democratic Party at Italy’s Chamber of Deputies in Tehran, the two side vow to do their best to enhance bilateral ties, specially in parliamentary field.
Heravi, in the meeting, hoped for stronger economic, trade and cultural relations between Iran and Italy.
Rosato, for his part, said Italian parliament is willing to expand ties with Iran, an important country in the region and the entire world.
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