TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Vice-President and head of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) called on Tehran and Seoul to take improved measures to introduce their civilizations to each other, saying that the move can boost the two nations’ cultural ties.
Esfandiar Rahim-Mashaei made the remarks in a meeting with the South Korea’s Ambassador to Tehran Kim Young-Moke.
“It is with the aim of introducing Iran’s rich and ancient civilization to the nation of South Korea that Iran has decided to hold ‘The Glory of Persia Exhibition’ in Seoul,” press tv quoted Mashaei as saying.
“Since the two countries share various bilateral ties, boosting cultural ties is of great importance,” he added.
For his part, the Korean envoy voiced his country’s deep interest in the exhibition, saying, “The people of South Korea and even our history students know very little about Iran.”
“Holding a comprehensive exhibit such as ‘The Glory of Persia’ provides our people with a great opportunity to access adequate information about Iranian civilization, culture and art,” he added.
The National Museum of South Korea is scheduled to hold the five-month ‘The Glory of Persia’ exhibition in the cities of Seoul and Taegu starting April 21.