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Iranian culture minister, Azeri official meet in Tehran

Culture - Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati met Chairman of the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations of Azerbaijan Elshad Iskandarov in Tehran on Saturday.

They held talks on bilateral cooperation and expansion of cultural and religious relations, the Persian service of IRNA reported on Sunday.

Jannati stated that both countries must respect the religious beliefs of its people, and expressed hope that the meeting would provide the basis for further cooperation.

Jannati also said that Iran can provide Azerbaijan with series of its productions and films on the oppressed people of Palestine, to be aired on Azerbaijan’s national TV channels.

Iran’s media can also implement closer relations with those in Azerbaijan to strengthen bilateral relations, he added.

Jannati stressed on holding cultural weeks in both countries and said that the exchange of academic and university students can also help in deepening relations.

Iran has extensive experience in compiling religious books for school children and university students, Jannati said.

Elshad Iskandarov said that his country is willing to expand cultural relations with Iran.

He said that Azeri officials also would like to increase their relations at higher levels. He also invited Jannati to visit his country in the near future.


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