IBNA- Head of the Center for Strategic Studies on Cultural Relations affiliated to the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO) said that the 6th Iran-China Cultural Dialogue will be held as webinar on September 14 and 15.
Abol-Hassan Khalaj Monfared said that the event will be held within the framework of the agreement between Iran’s ICRO and the Chinese Academy of Sciences to consider the cultural dimensions of multilateralism in the two great civilizations, IRNA reported.
"So far three editions of the event have been held in Beijing and two others in Tehran. This round would be held online due to the coronavirus spread," he said.
Monfared noted that the ICRO intends to leverage Iranian academic centers and universities to run joint programs with the Chinese Academy of Sciences which has a number of experts on Iranology.
"The sixth round of the event will be held as the president of ICRO and deputy head of the Chinese Academy of Science, as well as several Iranian and Chinese experts will deliver speeches."
He also said that the program has a significant effect on reviewing cultural and civilizational communications between Iran and China, especially given that this year is the 50th anniversary of Iran-China relations establishment.
The official also pointed to the cultural- and tourism-related exchanges between Iran and China, the significant influence of both countries in the West Asia region and their common interests in fighting against the hegemony and unilateralism practiced by Western countries, the US in particular.
The ICRO is the main entity to enforce the cultural policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the international arena and has over 30 years of experience in this regard, including the promulgation of interfaith dialogue.
The organization has so far held cultural dialogue events, including Iran-Europe cultural dialogue, Iran-Indian Peninsula cultural dialogue, and Iran-Arab World cultural dialogue.