Iran’s Minister of Culture Ali Jannati held a meeting with the Foreign Minister of Portugal Rui Machete in Tehran on Tuesday to sign an MoU on cultural cooperation.
The Iranian official referred to the 500 years of relations between the two countries as something unique and outstanding, and emphasized on its further development through signing the memorandum of understanding.
"Tehran and Lisbon enjoy good experiences in the fields of culture, archeology and arts, and we are ready to take the necessary measures for the exchange of these experiences between the two countries,” said the Iranian minister of culture.
He also pointed to Iran’s Cultural Week held in Portugal during which event various Iranian cultural and artistic works such as films and music were showcased in the Portuguese capital, expressing hope for having the European country’s artists in Tehran in the near future.
Rui Machete, in turn, emphasized his country’s serious efforts for the implementation of the provisions in the memo, hoping Iran and Portugal’s mutual relations would further expand with the signing of various cultural memorandums of understanding.