Oct 15, 2013, 1:34 PM
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Iranian culture minister, Russian official confer

Tehran, Oct 15, IRNA - Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati held talks with visiting Russia's Deputy Minister of Cultural Affairs Grigory Petrovic Ivliev on issues of mutual interests here on Tuesday.

Expressing satisfaction over Tehran-Moscow cultural and artistic relations, Jannati said the levels of bilateral political, economic and cultural relations have been increased during the recent years.

Terming bilateral ties as cordial and friendly, he stressed the importance of Iran-Russia cultural week to start in Tehran today (Tuesday).

The Russian official, for his part, called for further expansion of Tehran-Moscow historic relations.

Holding cultural weeks play a key role in fostering cultural relations between the two nations, Ivliev added.