Cultural Diplomacy Reinforces the Strategic Relationships between the Nations2018-05-03 18:07
The Italian ex-minister of culture said, "Cultural diplomacy reinforces the strategic relationships between the nations". In the opening ceremony of the Italian Stand in the TIBF 2018, Massimo Bray emphasized on the deep roots of the cultural relationships between the two countries and said, "The increasing growth of cultural collaborations between Iran and Italy, especially in the area of book publishing and book reading is satisfactory and paves the way for the reinforccement of the relationships between the two countries."
Expressing his pleasure at Italy's attending in the last edition of the TIBF as the Guest of Honor, he described it as an honor for his country and added, "Cultural collaborations of this type are good signs of the attemps that the Islamic Republic of Iran is making to establish, develop, and maintain cultural diplomatic relationships.
The Italian ex-minister of culture considered the signing draft of an MoU for cultural relationships between Iran and Italy during his ministership as a turning point in his achievements.
The head of the Turin International Book Fair pointed out to the considerable attentance of the Iranian people and indicated, "Books are like bridges that we build our future with them. Therefore, this level of interest and attention to books is exciting."