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Tunisians Welcome Persian Art

Tunisians Welcome Persian ArtTunisians Welcome Persian Art

Iran cultural week in Tunisia was officially inaugurated in the capital Tunis in the presence of the ministers of cultures of the two countries on Tuesday.

Tunisian Minister of Culture Mourad Sakli, Iran’s Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati, and a number of Tunisian university professors, students and artists, besides Iranian officials and artists participated in the event, ISNA reported.

Two exhibitions of handicrafts and visual arts were also opened on the occasion. Iranian artists presented their works in different fields including, painting, calligraphy, engraving, jewelry making, carpet weaving, and toreutics, which were appreciated by the Tunisian minister and other visitors.

Later in the program, the ministers signed two cultural memorandums of understanding in the fields of music and publications.

Pointing to the status of Iran cinema in Tunisia, Sakli said the people of his country show great interest in Iranian movies.

He further said the second Tunisia cultural week will be held in Iran next year.

Jannati also explained the effect of Iranian culture and influence of Iranian scholars in the African country and said, “I am glad that your streets are named after Iranian scholars.”

The final part of the program was a performance of traditional Iranian music by Hesamodin Seraj and his group, which was welcomed by the audience.

The cultural week will conclude on October 19.

Two years ago, the first Tunisian cultural week was held in Tehran.