The Iranian minister of culture announced the signing of two memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with Venezuela to boost bilateral cultural ties.
On the sidelines of the cabinet meeting on Wednesday, , Mohammad Mehdi Esmaeili told reporters that under the MoUs, Iran and Venezuela will open a joint paper factory, according to Iran Press.
Noting that the paper factory project has witnessed an 80% progress, he added that holding cultural weeks between Tehran and Caracas was also planned as part of the agreement.
Esmaeili cited the exchange of media training staff and the establishment of a joint educational working group to combat media terrorism as other areas of Iran-Venezuela cooperation.
The minister revealed that the groundwork for signing the MoUs was laid during his recent visit to Venezuela where he attended the joint cultural and art exhibition and unveiled the Leader of the Islamic Revolution’s commentary on the book “Cell No. 14”.
Elsewhere in his remarks, he referred to the glorious commemoration ceremony that was held for the great Persian poet Nizami Ganjavi, promising that a statue of Nizami will be installed in Vanak Square in Tehran soon.
While Iranians commemorate Nizami and his works on March 12 every year, the fact that the Iranian poet is very popular in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, and Tajikistan manifests unity in the region.