An Iranian art exhibition is underway in Syria’s National Museum.
According to IRNA, the exhibit is being held as part of the programs for Iran’s Cultural Week underway in that country.
The exhibit’s inaugural ceremony on Saturday was attended by Iranian minister of culture and Islamic guidance, Mohammad Hossein Saffar Harandi, and his Syrian counterpart Riad Na’asan Agha as well as Iran’s Ambassador to Syria Ahmad Mousavi and a number of Iranian and Syrian scholars.
The exhibit has put on display manuscripts of the Holy Qur’an, calligraphy works, miniatures, painting and handicrafts.
Hundreds of books concerning the late founder of the Islamic Revolution, Imam Khomeini, and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei as well as about Persian poetry, history and geography are on display at the event.
Meanwhile, the deputy head of Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO), has said that cultural cooperation between Iran and Syria is excellent.
Mehdi Imanipour, who is in Syria to take part in Iran’s Cultural Week in Damascus, also said that Iran there is no limit on expansion of bilateral cultural relations.
Describing Persian language as a suitable ground for developing cultural ties with Syria, Imanipour underlined the need for promoting Persian language and culture by Iran’s Cultural Office in that country.
He hoped that suitable grounds would be created for conveying cultural concepts by holding Persian language courses in Syria.
Commenting on the objectives of Cultural Week, he noted that the event seeks to introduce different aspects of Iran’s art, literature, civilization and culture.
Iran’s Cultural Week will continue until December 25.