Pakistan, Iran to sign MoU on cooperation in arts, literature

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan and Iran will soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore more avenues of cooperation in the fields of literature, arts and culture.


In this regard, the Iranian Cultural Counselor Shahabuddin Darai in a meeting with the Advisor to Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage (NH&LH) Irfan Siddiqui held in Islamabad on Monday invited him to Tehran for signing the MoU.

While accepting his invitation, Irfan Siddiqui said that Pakistan and Iran are tied in the religious, historical, cultural and civilizational bond which require enhancing cooperation on literary and cultural fronts too.

The advisor said that both Pakistan and Iran also share the same literary and poetic legacy which is vital to bring peoples of both the Countries further closer.

Irfan Siddiqui emphasized on taking mutual steps for preservation and promotion of calligraphy, besides other fields of arts.

Speaking during the meeting, Shahabuddin Darai paid tribute to the exemplary contribution of NH&LH Division for promotion of literature, arts and culture in the country during a short span of time.

“Contribution of this newly created Division is a torch-bearer and a source of inspiration for me and Iranian people,” he said.

The Iranian Cultural Counselor said that during visit of Irfan Siddiqui to Tehran, a MoU will be signed, seeking Pak-Iran cooperation in different sections of arts and literature.

Irfan Siddiqui appreciated the services of the outgoing counsellor in Pakistan and hoped he will continue his efforts to further strengthen relations between Pakistan and Iran.

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