Iran's min. calls for forming Asia cultural union

TEHRAN, Sep. 02 (MNA) – Iranian Minister of Culture Ali Jannati received the visiting GS of ACD in Tehran and the two officials discussed the cultural issues of Asia.

“The resources of this continent are spectacular,” said Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati in his meeting with visiting Bundit Limschoon the General Secretary of Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD), on Thursday, in Tehran, “natural, cultural, and human resources of this continent, along with its civilizations are very important and these are all merits for Asia.”

Ali Jannati necessitated the need of forming an Asian cultural union bearing in mind the historic and cultural background of the continent. He also called for closer cooperation between the secretariats of the ACD in Tehran and Kuwait city to ensure the expansion of cooperation between the member states.

Jannati underlined that to exchange cultural acquaintance with Asian countries can be achieved by translating books to the languages of the Asian countries, production of documentary films, and communication of music and theater groups of the countries of the ancient continent.

“Stable development is not reached unless the preconditions like political, economic, and cultural freedom, are progressed simultaneously,” maintained the Iranian minister, “if economy moves forward without progress in cultural areas, surely stable development is not acquired.”

He described it the responsibility of each country, while the Asian countries to him were the most loyal to their rituals and traditions, to protect its identity and national culture in the course of globalization.        

Bundit Limschoon for his part said that it is possible to have various cultures and ethnicities and the same time countries go along with each other in peace and tranquility.

“Developing cultural and political cooperation between the Asian countries is one of the necessities that all the states should feel obliged to,” asserted Mr. Limschoon.

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