Jannati attends World Culture Forum (WCF) in Indonesia

TEHRAN, Oct. 13 (MNA) – Minister of Culture has attended WCF in Indonesia along with other 900 dignitaries and culture ministers from 47 countries.

Iran’s state news agency IRNA quoted Indonesian daily The Jakarta Post coverage of the event. “Former president Megawati Soekarnoputri has opened the World Culture Forum (WCF) in Nusa Dua, Bali, standing in for President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, who had been slated to open the four-day event himself,” wrote the paper.

“The opening ceremony on Thursday, scheduled to kick off at 9 AM, was delayed. At around 9:30 a.m., the master of ceremony announced Megawati, as "the fifth president of Indonesia", without mentioning the cancellation of Jokowi's presence. "I am representing President Joko Widodo, who could not be present at this event. He extends his warm greetings to all of you," Megawati said.

In her address, she highlighted the contribution of culture to creating peace, preserving nature and breaking down boundaries in global relations, which were marred with conflicts. "Culture must be our common road, so that the earth is preserved […] for the life of us all."  

She stressed the state ideology of Pancasila with its five guiding principles as the path for the culture of this nation, which is characterized by remarkable diversity with more than 1,000 ethnic groups.

Mr. Ali Jannati met with East Timor Secretary of State for Arts and Culture Maria Isabel de Jesus Ximenes and Indonesian Culture and Education Minister Muhajir Efendi on Wednesday

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