More cultural exchanges needed for Pak, Iran: Marryam Aurangzeb

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ISLAMABAD, Jan 31 (APP): Pakistan and Iran share common values and cultural norms and there is a need create more cultural exchange programmes between the two countries, said Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Marryam Aurangzeb here Tuesday.
Speaking at the Iranian Traditional Music Festival and Cultural and Art Exhibition, she said the event has brought people of two countries together who have similarities in arts, crafts and heritage. Both the countries have signed MoUs in various fields and the project of Pakistan Iran joint film production was being considered as both the countries were playing role for facilitating the people of the two countries.
Actors, musicians and people of other fields are being provided opportunities in Pakistan and Iran and cultural exchanges and artists’ training in these fields will open more opportunities for them, she said.
PNCA in collaboration with Cultural Consulate, Embassy of Islamic Republic of Iran, Islamabad, arranged the Iranian Traditional Music Festival and Cultural and Art Exhibition to coincide 38th anniversary of the victory of Islamic Revolution of Iran.
Director General, PNCA, Jamal Shah on the occasion said art and culture has the power of creativity and there is a need to expand cultural ties between the two countries. Pakistan will send its cultural troupe to Iran soon, he added.
Iranian Traditional Music Festival and glimpses of cultural heritage mesmerized the audience of the federal capital featuring the arts, crafts, photography based on lifestyle of Iranians and the soothing melodies of Iran.
APP/Cdra/VNS Islamabad