Efforts to promote the Pak-Iran cultural relationship are engaged

PESHAWAR: Director General of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Culture and Tourism Authority (KPCTA) Muhammad Abid Wazir and Director General of Iranian Cultural Center Mehran Iskandariyan on Friday expressed willingness to work jointly for the promotion of tourism

and cultural ties for the benefit of the peoples of the two neighboring countries.

“Pakistan and Iran have strong friendly relations and religious and cultural ties. The friendship between the two neighboring countries is exemplary and it will also be consolidated in the future,” Abid Wazir said during a meeting with Mehran Iskandariyan here.

They discussed ways and means to further strengthen ties in the field of tourism, culture and trade.

The two countries, the DG added, had many similarities in their cultures, traditions, heritage and history and most importantly the people of the two countries were the followers of the same religion.

He said that in addition to culture, Pakistan and Iran could also boost people-to-people trade

contacts.

He said the launch of cultural and sports exchange programs for the peoples of the two countries will pave the way for the promotion of relations between the two countries.

On this occasion, Mehran Iskandariyan suggested to the DG of KPCTA to help organize exhibitions and cultural programs at Nishtar Hall and elsewhere in the province to promote the cultures of two friendly countries.

He said Pakistan and Iran could showcase cultural artifacts, handicrafts, photo exhibitions on cultural and tourism potential, cultural films, historical sites of two countries during the cultural exhibitions.

He said that the exchange of cultural and sports delegations would also be useful for the promotion of cultural ties.

James C. Tibbs