The Director of Islamic Ideology Dissemination Organization called Southeast Asian countries an appropriate region for promoting Iranian culture.
In a meeting with artists and cultural activists at the Embassy of Iran in Kuala Lampur, Seyyed Mehdi Khamushi named Malaysia and Indonesia as two countries which have great capacity for Iranian culture and art.
Islamic architecture, calligraphy, calligraphic artwork and illumination can be introduced in these countries, he mentioned.
“Iranian cultural products are not restricted to geographical borders and there should be a comprehensive program for introducing Persian art and culture in other countries,” Khamushi remarked.
He called Iran the biggest center for publishing of manuscripts and artistic versions of the Holy Quran.
“Holding an exhibition of Quranic manuscripts in Malaysia would have a great effect on boosting cultural and religious ties,” he said.
He also asked the cultural attaché’s office in Malaysia to create incentives for artists to introduce Iranian culture in that country.
“Offering Iranian animations, computer games, story books and other cultural products should be reviewed for offering in that country,” he said.
At the ceremony, the Iranian cultural attaché Ali-Akbar Ziaii talked about establishing a Quranic center in the near future to boost cultural ties between two countries.