Iran’s official news agency IRNA reports that co-chaired by Iran’s Minister of Culture Mohammad, Mr. Mehdi Esmaeili, and his Tajik counterpart, Ms.  Zulfiya Davlatzoda, a meeting was held in Tehran on October 4 to discuss issues related to fostering bilateral ties, particularly cultural cooperation, “which is to develop after a 14-year pause.”

The two reportedly signed an agreement on cooperation and held talks on the expansion of cooperation in the areas of culture, art, and media.

Welcoming his Tajik counterpart, the Iranian minister expressed satisfaction over opening of Tajikistan’s cultural week in Tehran.

Esmaeili said such a cultural event is an ample opportunity for fostering cooperation.

Tajikistan’s Ambassador to Tehran Zohidi Nizomiddin and a number of Tajik and Iranian artists were present at the event.

According to IRNA, Tajikistan’s cultural week has started work in Tehran after a 14-year pause.  The cultural week is reportedly also expected to open in Shiraz and Tabriz in the south and northwest of Iran respectively.