Feb 11, 2017, 1:59 PM
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Conference on Iran, Malay world kicks off in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Feb 11, IRNA - International Conference on 'Civilization and Cultural Heritage of Iran and the Malay World; A Cultural Discourse' started with the attendance of Iran’s ambassador to Malaysia Marzieh Afkham, university professors and international experts on Saturday in Malaysia.

The event was hosted by the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus and with the contribution of Iranian cultural attaché office in Malaysia, Eastern and Western Asia Institute, University of Malaya campus for social science and art and the Malay studies department of the National University of Singapore.

The topics which are to be discussed during the two-day conference consist of anthropology, sociology, religious and cultural studies, literature, history, philosophy, linguistics, geography and art.

Speaking in the opening ceremony of the event, the associate professor in the Department of Sociology at the National University of Singapore Syed Farid al-Attas stressed on the importance of understanding cultural commonalities between Iran and the World Malay.

Farid al-Attas expressed hope for the participants of Iran, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia to hold fruitful talks.

“Iran as a country with a rich culture and civilization in West Asia region has maintained long-standing relations with World Malay which has had historical and trade ties with the Islamic Republic,” Iranian ambassador Afkham told the conference.