Baku Hosts 2018 Iranian Cultural Festival

Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 10:22

An Iranian cultural festival opened in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku in order to develop cultural cooperation.

The festival was opened with the presence of Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Abbas Salehi, Azerbaijani Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfaz Garayev, Iran’s National Orchestra conducted by Fereidun Shahbazian, and the vocalist Salar Aqili, gave a performance at the opening ceremony, at the State Academic Philharmonic Hall, Tehran Times reports.

On the sidelines of the event, Iran and Azerbaijan have signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance media cooperation. The MOU was inked by Deputy Culture Minister for Press Affairs Mohammad Soltanifar and Aflatun Amashov, the Chairman of Azerbaijan Press Council in Baku.

The Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Abbas Salehi said that relations between the two countries are increasing every day, leading to better days in the future.

Azerbaijani Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfaz Garayev, emphasized that cultural cooperation will boost and deepen bilateral ties.

An exhibition of handicrafts, photographs, paintings and traditional clothing is also underway in the Baku Museum Center.

The festival will be running until July 1.

An Azerbaijani cultural festival was organized in Tehran in July 2017.

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