Iran-Pak Friendship Food Festival held in Pakistan’s Peshawar

Islamabad, Feb 8, IRNA – A Friendship Food Festival has been held at the Iranian Cultural Centre in north western Pakistani city of Peshawar to mark the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.

Provincial Minister for Culture, Tourism, Sports, Archaeology, Museums and Youth Affairs, Muhammad Atif Khan, was the chief guest on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, the senior minister said the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government would soon arrange a “Culture Week” in Peshawar to highlight the cultures of the neighboring countries.

“The purpose is to bring the people of these countries closer,” he elaborated. Atif Khan said steps were being taken to make arrangements for marking the “Culture Week. “I am sure the program will bring the people of Iran, Afghanistan and China nearer,” he went on to add.

The senior minister said Pakistan has historic, traditional and cultural ties with the Islamic Republic of Iran. “These relations are getting stronger with each passing day,” he argued.

Atif Khan said the government would also launch the “Culture Exchange Program” with Iran.

Iranian Consul General Mohammad Bagher Beigi and a large number of people from various sections of the society were present at the event.

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