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Number Seven Thousand Two Hundred and Fifty Nine - 16 March 2023
Iran Daily - Number Seven Thousand Two Hundred and Fifty Nine - 16 March 2023 - Page 12

Government set to finish cultural projects at over 50% completion


Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Mohammad Mehdi Esmaeili promised that his ministry will do everything in its power to complete all culture and art projects with more than 50% progress.
Speaking at a meeting with senior directors of the ministry on Tuesday evening, Esmaeili announced that the incumbent government has attained a large part of its predetermined goals in the area, according to
“Even though different sectors of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance have had a year full of ups and downs, their significant achievements cannot be easily overlooked,” he said.
Categorizing the measures taken by the ministry in the previous Iranian calendar year into the two groups of “infrastructural, supportive, and welfare measures” and “content-based” measures, Esmaeili emphasized that the regulating approach should be replaced by the guiding approach to facilitate the creation of sublime products and the realization of the concept of Islamic civilization.
The member of the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution stressed the need to review and reinvent the methods and regulations of various cultural and artistic fields in Iran, stating that the process of drafting regulations has already started and in some cases, is going through the final stages.
Pointing out that the ill-wishers of the nation seek the collapse of Iranian families, the minister maintained: “Perhaps no institution is exposed to the hybrid, cognitive warfare against the Iranian nation like the Ministry of Culture because Westerners are always hostile to the culture and civilization of dear Iran.”
Esmaeili predicted that his ministry will be at the forefront of the fight against the promotion of the Western lifestyle.
In another part of his speech, he announced the plans for creating several special cultural zones in Iran where cultural activities will be pointedly pursued along with economic and innovative activities in the coming Iranian calendar year.
The minister expressed hope that significant necessary steps will be taken in the near future to reach goals in line with the orders and goals set by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution about the culture sector.


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