Iran, Italy to boost art ties
Tehran, Italian ambassador to Tehran and Iranian deputy minister of culture in a meeting stressed strengthening art relations between the two countries.
Italy is preparing to open a cultural center in Tehran, and along with Iran's cultural attache to Italy, enables both nations to enjoy various artistic events, said Italian ambassador in Iran Mauro Conciatori.
He referred to the recent performance of the Italian artist Nicola Piovani in Tehran, and said that the Italian artist is interested to hold such concert again, like other Italian artist who have held concerts or exhibitions in Iran.
Deputy Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance for Art Affairs Mojtaba Hosseini, for his part, expressed Iran's readiness to strengthen ties with Italy in different artistic fields.
He named Fajr International Film Festival as a great opportunity to resume the cooperation in aristic fields.
Hosseini also referred to the variety of folk costumes in Iranian southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan, and said that the cloth design college that has been recently established in that province is a place that Italian designers can be introduced to Iranian cloth design.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA