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Max Civili
Press TV, Rome
  On Wednesday, top Iranian and Italian academics and experts attended the fourth conference on Cultural Dialogue between Italy and Iran.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the event took place virtually. It was organized by the Allameh Tabataba'i University in collaboration with the Sapienza University of Rome and the Cultural Institute of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Italy.

The conference focused on literary and archeological interactions between Iran and Italy.

It is widely accepted that ties with Italy have been one of the most durable in the history of Iran’s foreign relations, a durability that coincides with East-West relations in the world.

The history of bilateral relations between the two countries dates back over two thousand years, which places one country as the cultural and civilizational representative of the East and the other one as the intellectual and civilizational representative of the West.

During the conference, Italian and Iranian academics and experts touched on a number of cultural issues.

Some drew a parallel between the influence of outstanding literary personalities such as the Italian humanist and writer Francesco Petrarca and renowned Persian poet Hafez on their respective regions of origin while others focused on the well-established Italian-Iranian collaboration in the fields of cultural heritage and archaeology.

Italy and Iran have for a long time been engaged in an archeological-touristic project in Kermanshah Province.

Italy and Iran also have a long history of commercial relations with economic interests playing a large role in the relations between the two countries. 

Original Article Source: Press TV | Published on Thursday, 29 October 2020 04:59 (about 37 days ago)