TEHRAN (Iran News) – The Day of Culture of Kazakhstan and Iran was held in Gorgan attended by the Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Crafts of Iran Aliaskar Munesan, Governor of Gulistan Province Hadi Hakshenas, Deputy of the Iranian Parliament Gulamreza Montezari, Ambassador of Kazakhstan Askhat Orazbay, business people and representatives of the local Kazakh diaspora.
Speaking at the opening of the event, Minister A. Munesan and Ambassador A.Orazbay noted that over the past 30 years since gaining independence, Kazakhstan has made great strides in its development, as well as in cooperation with Iran in various fields.
Hakshenas emphasized that trade, economic, cultural, tourist, medical, and pilgrimage ties between the regions of the two countries are developing successfully.
The governor of the province proposed to hold the Day of Culture of Kazakhstan and Iran in the first days of spring and on the eve of the common holiday for the two countries of the New Year – Nauryz – as a corresponding “week” alternately in the Mangistau region and the province of Gulistan. This proposal was supported by the Minister of Cultural Heritage of Iran.
Participants of the event visited an exhibition of handicrafts made by craftsmen of the local Kazakh diaspora, organized in the halls of the Central House of Culture in Gorgan, and got acquainted with photo and video materials dedicated to the 30th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s Independence. In addition, a small national orchestra played Kazakh melodies, and folk songs of the two countries were performed at the concert by the local Kazakh diaspora and Iranian artists.
- source : IRAN NEWS