IBNA– In a meeting with the Iranian publishers, Culture Minister Sayyed Abbas Salehi, said that he looks to provide a better opportunity for the domestic print industry.
According to IBNA correspondent, the meeting of the Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance with the publishers was held on Tuesday at the Conference Hall of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance.
During this event, Salehi (PhD) referred to the remarkable impact of his four years of experience as a cultural deputy of the 11th IRI government in macroeconomic management and said: “The past four years approach, as the cultural deputy, strongly continues, and programs such as assigning affairs to the private entities and changing the way subsidies are paid, the international perspective on culture, stimulation of demand and consumption, etc., can be sustained.”
He added that in the new era the first dialogue with the organizations of culture and art, and with the activists in print industry, has been established.
Also, the head of the Union of Publishers and Booksellers of Tehran, Amouzgar, said: “Our society is suffering from the great dilemma of cultural and social gap, and the presence of considerate officials such as Sayyed Abbas Salehi is quite valuable. Our laws have given many responsibilities to the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, but the powers that are consistent with these responsibilities are not observed.”
He further added: “We must move forward in a way that culture is not put behind socio-economic and political decisions, in the final allocation of budget and policy, to provide new horizons for the activists in this area.”