Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance visited his Tunisian counterpart on Sunday. The Iranian minister said that Iran is ready to cooperate with Tunisia for translating precious Iranian works into Arabic.
Iran, Tunisia call for enhanced ties
IBNA: Talking about Iran and Tunisia’s cultural commonalities, Seyyed Mohammad Husseini said: “All Arab-language countries can read the precious works when they are translated into Arabic.” 

Tunisian Minister of Culture Mehdi Mabrouk is familiar with noted Iranian writers and scholars. Thus, he likes their works to be translated into Arabic, Husseini said. 

The Iranian minister then said that during the 10th government, Iran developed its cultural ties with different countries and is keen to enhance its cultural relations with Tunisia. 

Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance added: “Iran has planned to hold various cultural programs including book fairs and festivals and we hereby invite the Tunisian Minister of Culture to attend these cultural events. 

Referring to the Islamic Awakening wave in North Africa and Arab World, Husseini lauded Tunisia as a forerunner of the movement. He added that Iran has sealed several cultural agreements with Islamic countries and is ready to establish its cultural attaché office in Tunisia. 

Husseini added: “The emphasis of the Supreme leader on Islamic unity is indeed a glory of Iran’s Islamic Revolution. Moreover Iran holds various programs every year to unite the Shiite and Sunnis. “ 

Talking about Iran’s cultural week in Tunisia, the Iranian minister added: “The week, which will open on Tuesday, will display precious artistic, visual and written works. 

Talking about the Iranian film festival in Tunisia, Husseini said such cultural events indicate the determination of Iran and Tunisia in expanding cultural, political and economic ties. 

In other news, Tunisian Minister of Culture Mehdi Mabrouk said that Tunisia has named 2013 as the year of visual arts and hope that Iran will participate in our programs. 

Talking about the translation of Iranian works into Arabic and vice versa, he said: “A national center of translation should open in which we can choose the works for translation.” 

Referring to active participation of Iran in the Tunisian Book Fair which is current underway in Tunis, the Tunisian Culture Minister said the level of cultural ties between Iran and Tunisia is satisfying. He said Tunisian people are quite fond of Iranian culture and civilization and stressed the need for expansion of Persian language courses in his country.
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