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Tehran, Tokyo Agree on Archeological Cooperation

Tehran, Tokyo Agree on Archeological CooperationTehran, Tokyo Agree on Archeological Cooperation

Top Iranian and Japanese cultural heritage officials signed an agreement in Tokyo on Saturday to boost cooperation on the protection of cultural heritage. The agreement was signed by Mohammad Hassan Talebian, deputy for cultural heritage at Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, Seyyed Mohammad Beheshti, director of ICHHTO's research institute, and Nobuo Kamei, director general of Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties. According to, the official website of ICHHTO's research arm, the memorandum of understanding calls for implementing join projects in Iran to help protect cultural heritage and conduct anthropological and archeological studies. The two sides also agreed to hold joint workshops and conferences. Iran is home to 21 world heritage sites while Japan has 20, ranking 11th and 12th respectively.


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