Italy-Iran marks 60 years of cultural cooperation

Rome, Nov 18 Italy’s Ambassador to Iran, Giuseppe Perrone, has opened an exhibition in Tehran that marks 60 years of cultural cooperation between the two countries, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

“It is the duty of our two countries, which are have millennia-old histories and cultures, to continue to work on strengthening and broadening joint initiatives to protect, conserve and promote Iran’s extraordinary archaeological treasures for future generations,” Perrone said.

” Archaeological and conservation missions are the feather in the cap of our well developed bilateral cultural cooperation,” Perrone said.

The exhibition showcases six decades of Italian archaeological missions in Iran, as well as bilateral cooperation on the joint protection and promotion of Iran’s cultural heritage through 52 illustrative panels, photographic documentation and findings from various archaeological sites.

Italy’s International Association of Mediterranean and Oriental Studies (ISMEO) President Adriano Rossi and Iran’s Deputy Culture Minister Mohammad Hassan Talebian also attended the event.

“The exhibition is “the most comprehensive and extensive exhibition on archaeological and restoration activities ever set up in Iran or in Italy”, said Rossi.

ISMEO, The National Museum of Iran and the Iranian Research Institute for Cultural Heritage and Tourism are jointly curating the exhibition.

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