IBNA- Secretary of Iran's Book of the Year World Award said that negotiations are underway to designate China as the host of the 3rd Book of the Year Regional Award.
Speaking to IBNA correspondent, Ahmad-Ali Haidari, Secretary of Iran's Book of the Year World Award said on the issue: "Regarding the fact that over to and universities in China are engaged in teaching Persian language and literature, we decided that China is a suitable candidate for hosting the 3rd Book of the Year Regional Award.”
"It is predicted that the event would take place in autumn and if Chinese cultural officials are interested, the event can be held concurrent with Beijing International Fair slated for early October," he said.
"The improvement of teaching Persian language and literature in China is considerable and we are witnessing Iranian culture studies are developing. We are going to establish a secretariat to observe such studies and encourage them," Haidari added.