Iran Calls for Deepening Cultural Bonds with India

A00870802.jpgTEHRAN (FNA)- Iran and India are seeking to forge deeper ties through cultural diplomacy.

A day after the visit to India by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran’s Vice-President, Esfandiar Rahim Mashayee spoke extensively on expanding cultural ties with India by inaugurating Iran’s Culture Week in Islamabad.

Addressing the gathering, Mashayee urged both India and Iran to expand ties of friendship by introducing each other to plenty of capacities shared by both countries.

“We have plenty of capacities that we should introduce to each other and by recognizing those capacities, we should try to expand our friendship based on the expanding our culture and also on understanding,” said Mashaee.

He further added that both countries should stand by each other and use the privilege they have to provide a glorious prototype for human beings.

Iran’s culture week in New Delhi aims to familiarize Indians with Iranian culture.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s visit was primarily aimed at pushing to sealing a 7.6 billion dollar pipeline deal linking the world’s second-largest gas reserves to Pakistan and India.

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