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Iranian Min. in Russia to attend Intl. Cultural Forum

Iran's Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Abbass Salehi arrived in Moscow on Thursday to take part in the VII St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum, due to be held in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, November 15 17.

Salehi will address the meeting, and is also scheduled to visit the State Hermitage Museum.

Iran's Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaie will be present in the meeting as well.

While in Russia, Salehi will meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Rostislavovich Medinsky and other officials.

The St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum annually attracts thousands of experts in the field of culture from all over the world: stars of theater, opera and ballet, renowned directors and musicians, public figures, representatives of authorities and business and academic communities.

The Forum is organized by the Government of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Russian Federation.

The mission of the Forum is to form the key vectors of the development of culture as a progressive force that brings the constructive origin into life of Russia and of the world community as a whole.

The Forum is developing in three directions at the same time. A large-scale business program will be of interest to specialists in different areas of culture.

The festival program includes multiple cultural events for city residents and guests of St. Petersburg. The business platform creates conditions for implementing projects and signing agreements in the field of culture. Year after year, the Forum has been expanding the number of events and the number of experts and guests at the highest level.

This year, there will be a large-scale professional and public flow program, with a number of Russian and international premieres of shows, concerts, exhibitions and many other events for various audiences.

Guest countries of the VII St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum will present their business and cultural programs and various theme programs, such as the Festival of Festivals.

During the Forum, the National Library of Russia organizes the symposium 'Information. Society. Development: international ties of the libraries'. Cooperation issues, joint project activities, and the role of libraries in international cultural exchange will be among the major discussion topics at this Symposium.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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