India to Begin Cultural Exchange with Iran

A00870804.jpgTEHRAN (FNA)- Iran and India will soon sign a new Memorandum of Understanding on tourism and start a cultural exchange program in a bid to boost people to people contacts between the two nations.

“All efforts will be made to expedite the signing of an updated MoU on tourism and cultural exchange program between India and Iran,” Union Tourism and Culture Minister Ambika Soni said at a meeting with Iranian Vice-President Estandiar Rahim Mashayee on Wednesday.

During their hour-long meeting, the two sides agreed to increase cooperation in tourism and culture sectors.

“The two countries have rich traditional and historical relations. The element of spiritualism in the lives of the people of the two countries make them different from others and bring them closer to each other,” Soni said in a press release.

Stressing the need to increase people to people contact between the two countries, Soni said contacts through the cultural programs will give people a first hand opportunity to understand each other better.

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