The Iranian Culture Week is being held at Iran-Netherlands Trade and Cultural Center (INTCC) which was established by the private sector in September 2016 as the first of its kind in Europe and seeks to introduce and supply Iranian products including handicrafts, furniture, carpet and potteries in the Netherlands.
The cultural event which opened in the city of Leiderdorp was attended by Iranian Ambassador to The Hague, Alireza Jahangiri, and Leiderdorp mayor Laila Driessen-Jansen. A number of foreign ambassadors and diplomats from various countries including Iraq and Bangladesh, Dutch artists, Iranian expats and others interested in Iranian art and culture were also present during the opening ceremony.
Speaking at the event’s opening, the mayor of Leiderdorp highlighted the role of art and culture as a bridge connecting nations to one another, adding that the INTCC and the various cultural programs held at the center further cement this bridge between the two countries.
She also expressed hope that such cultural events will help bring the two Iranian and Dutch nations closer to one another.
The Iranian Culture Week will last until 19 April at the INTCC. The programs include live performance of various Iranian music, miniature, mosaic, pottery, Khatam (a version of marquetry), metal fabrication, weaving, etc.