Cultural relations between Iran and Venezuela are expanding2023-05-20 13:45
José Rafael Silva Aponte, the Venezuelan ambassador to Iran, says: Cultural relations between Iran and Venezuela are expanding.
José Rafael Silva Aponte, the ambassador of Venezuela in Iran, says in an interview with the news headquarter of the 34th Tehran International Book Fair: Culture is like diplomacy and fences must be removed through the book.
Following is the full text of the interview:
*What is the role of books in cultural diplomacy?
Culture is like diplomacy. Fences must be removed through the book. The book makes us strengthen the unity between the people and the government. Considering that both governments are revolutionary states and one of Venezuela's policies is peace diplomacy, now the Minister of Culture of Venezuela is present in Iran on behalf of the president of this country. This shows that it is important for this diplomacy to happen through books.
*What is the current level of cultural relations between the two countries?
The level of relations between both countries is improving and growing every day. This is what former President Chávez started in 2003 and made these cultural relations strengthen. The result of this action was that the Minister of Culture of Iran went to Venezuela, and as a result, we now see the presence of the Minister of Culture in Iran.
*What plans do you have to expand cultural relations between the two countries?
This relationship must be between the government of Iran and Venezuela and to facilitate the issues in the direction of increasing cultural and economic relations and to be able to promote the friendship and brotherhood that exists between two states and the honor and dignity that both countries have and the fight against imperialism will strengthen even more.
The 34th Tehran International Book Fair with the slogan “the future is to be read” started on the 10th of May and will continue until the 20th of May 2023 in the Mosque of Imam Khomeini and simultaneously on ketab.ir.