Culture Minister wishes a world free from violence, hostilities
Tehran, Iran's Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Abbas Salehi, in a message to the 31st edition of International Film Festival for Children and Youth on Thursday expressed hope that the event will bring about a brighter future for children and the public.
In his written message to the festival, Salehi also wished that this cinematic event would pave the ground for creating a safer world, void of violence and hostilities.
He described children as 'pure assets', underlining that the current generation of Iranian children and youth are the future filmmakers of this country.
Salehi also stressed the significance of putting the spotlight on fostering creativity and creating innovative ideas.
The Iranian minister said the event is the best venue to showcase the artistic and cultural values of the historic Province of Isfahan.
Presided by Alireza Reza Dad, the 31st edition of International Film Festival for Children and Youth is underway in Isfahan Province from August 30 to September 5.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA