Jan 5, 2018, 12:27 PM
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Tabriz 2018 to boost Iran, regional development: Minister

Tehran, Jan 5, IRNA – Tabriz 2018 will provide the opportunity to introduce Iran's culture and literature to the world, and will contribute to Iran and the region's development, Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance said.

'Tabriz was chosen as the tourism capital of the Muslim World for 2018 by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) since it has been a symbol of Islam and it is regarded as the first capital city of the Shia Muslim world,' Abbas Salehi said at the inauguration ceremony of Tabriz 2018 event attended by a number of foreign ambassadors and Iranian officials.

Referring to Tabriz as a showcase of unity among followers of various religions, ethnic groups and nationalities, the minister said that the city has a historical link with Iran's cultural and arts diplomacy.

Salehi also described the event as a golden opportunity for transferring Iranian culture beyond the borders of the country.

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