IBNA- Attending the 34th Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF), a University of ‎Sarajevo Professor Monir Derkich said bosnian people had to preserve the Persian ‎language for themselves, even through conflicts and wars. ‎
We fought to preserve Persian language: Bosnian academic ‎
Mr. Derkich told the news headquarters of the 34th Tehran International Book Fair that The Persian language entered the Balkan region six hundred years ago in the context of Ottoman culture, and since the end of the 19th century when the Ottomans conquered the Balkan region.
The Iranologist and professor of Persian language and literature at the University of Sarajevo said: “Cultural diplomacy allows governments to create a platform based on trust and mutual understanding where different nations can connect with each other.”
“In the field of strengthening cultural diplomacy between Iran and Bosnia and Herzegovina, institutions in both countries can be activated centered on the Persian language and literature. From cultural advisors to embassies, governmental and non-governmental institutions, if their participation becomes prominent, we will take a step forward,” he said.
“If we can provide the ground for interaction among  professors and students of Persian language and literature through such institutions, we have taken a very effective step in strengthening cultural diplomacy between Iran and Bosnia and Herzegovina,” Derkich stated.
The Bosnian academic went on to say: “Earlier, I could not attend Tehran Book Fair due to the negative propagation of the West’s media, and this year is the first time I am attending this cultural event. In my opinion, cultural activities, including book fairs, are one of the very good and effective ways to expand and strengthen cultural diplomacy between countries.”
“The presence of the Iranian people at the Tehran Book Fair shows how much Iranians are fond of books and reading books. Unlike international book fairs in other countries, the Tehran Book Fair is very huge. I hope that its international section will expand year by year and that we will be able to have a stand titled Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Tehran Book Fair in the coming years. If this happens, people from more countries will visit Iran and the TIBF,” he added.
With the motto, "The future is readable", the 34th Tehran International Book Fair opened on May 10 ‎and will continue until May 20. Tajikistan is the guest of honor in this edition of the TIBF. The fair is held both by physical presence in Mosalla (Grand Prayer Ground) of Imam Khomeini, ‎and virtually on https://ketab.ir.
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