Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati said on Sunday that Iran is fully ready to boost cooperation with Syria in the fields of culture, arts and media.
He made the remarks in a meeting with Syrian Ambassador to Iran Adnan Mahmoud.
He hailed the Syrian nation and army’s resistance in the face of terrorism and condemned hardline groups and terrorists operating in the country.
History has proved that the barbaric measures of the groups would not continue, Jannati said.
The minister said that the Iranian and Syrian poets, elites and authors can have good cooperation in various areas of culture and arts and play an effective role in introducing each other’s cultural and artistic works.
Adnan, for his part, said that Iran’s achievements for defending its rights on the international scene are praiseworthy.
The two countries can withstand the Western cultural inroad by developing ties among their poets and writers, he said.