ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday stressed the need for strengthening cultural cooperation with Iran.
While talking to the Iranian Ambassador Mehdi Honardoost who called on him, the minister reiterated that cultural exchanges were not only vital for understanding each other’s values and traditions but also instrumental in promoting people-to-people contact.
The minister said that they were aware of the potential of Iranian film and cinema industry and would like Iranian artists and actors to visit Pakistan so that the artists could learn from each other’s expertise in the arena of film and entertainment.
He also asked the Iranian ambassador to send Iranian ulemas to address Rehmat-ul-lil-Alameen Conference which would be held on November 20-21 at Convention Centre.
Mehdi Honardoost, appreciating the minister’s interest in reinforcing cultural relations, said that Iran had a vibrant film industry and emphasised the need for joint productions in the field of drama.
The Iranian ambassador also underscored the need to enhance formal collaboration between media entities of both countries and proposed the meeting of IRIB and IRNA heads with their counterparts as well as minister for information in Pakistan.
Fawad directed the concerned authorities to send a formal invitation to the heads of both state-run Iranian media organisations to visit Pakistan.