Iran will Help China Restore Beijing Historical Areas

Iran will Help China Restore Beijing Historical AreasIran will Help China Restore Beijing Historical Areas

China’s cultural attache in Tehran, Wun Cian King, called for Iran’s collaboration in preserving and renovating the historical areas of the Chinese capital, Beijing, in a meeting with the head of the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism (RICHT), Seyed Mohammad Beheshti.

Pointing to the long history of mutual ties between the two countries since the time of the Parthian Empire, he added that archaeological findings on Kish Island prove Chinese presence in the region and RICHT seeks to work closely with China on underwater archaeology conducted in Kish. “We welcome any collaboration with Chinese academic centers, universities, and organizations”.

The Chinese official noted that preservation and renovation of historical texture of Beijing is one of the main concerns of his government, emphasizing Iran’s capability and experience in this area.

Director of international relations in RICHT, Monir Kholghi, spoke of probable future collaboration of the Iranian institute with China’s Science Academy, Silk Road Study Center, and the Mogao Caves (also known as Dunhuang Caves).

The Chinese diplomat agreed to provide RICHT with comprehensive information on China’s institutes, universities, and research centers and their field of work and activities for further interaction.