Director General Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Culture and Tourism Authority (KPCTA) Muhammad Abid Wazir and Iranian Cultural Centre Director General Mehran Iskandariyan on Friday expressed the resolve to work jointly for the promotion of tourism and cultural ties for the benefit of peoples of the two neighbouring countries.
“Pakistan and Iran enjoy strong friendly relations and religious and cultural bonds. The friendship between the two neighbouring countries is exemplary and it would further cement in future as well,”Abid Wazir said during a meeting with Mehran Iskandariyan, who called on him here. They discussed the ways and means for further enhancing ties in the field of tourism, culture and commerce.
The two countries, the DG added, had many similarities in their cultures, traditions, heritage and history and above all peoples of two countries were the followers of the same religion.
He said that besides culture, Pakistan and Iran could also boost trade through people to people contacts.
He said that launching cultural and sports exchange programmes for the people of two countries would pave the way to further promote the relationship between the two countries. On this occasion, Mehran Iskandariyan suggested the KPCTA DG to help arrange cultural exhibitions and programmes at Nishtar Hall and elsewhere in the province to promote the cultures of two friendly countries. He said that Pakistan and Iran could display cultural items, handicrafts, photo show of cultural and tourism potential, cultural films, historic sites of two countries at the cultural exhibitions.