the authorities of this province have designed excellent programs for the event of the cultural capital of the Islamic world according to the capacity of Mashhad in 2017, which is an honor for Iranians.
According to the news headquarters of the cultural capital of the Islamic world, Abbas Sadri expressed on the opening ceremony of the 19th international exhibition of publishers of the Islamic world held at the permanent location of the international exhibition of Mashhad: the goal of selecting Mashhad as the cultural capital of the Islamic world by ISESCO in 2017 is introducing the actual capacities of Islamic cities to the world, presenting the capacities and good activities performed in Mashhad to the world.
He affirmed: as an Iranian working in ISESCO, it is my honor to see that Mashhad has had this level of cultural capacities.
The representative of ISESCO in Iran also asserted: the presence of the Holy Shrine of Imam Reza in Mashhad and proper infrastructures of the city, as well as the suitable and logical correlations between this city and Tehran, have led the city of Mashhad to properly act as the cultural capital of the Islamic world by introducing its capacities and abilities.
Sadri conveyed: another factor for the success of Mashhad as the cultural capital of the Islamic world in 2017 is the detailed planning by the authorities of the ministry of Islamic culture and guidance, the organization of Islamic culture and communication and authorities of Mashhad.
He continued: considering my report on the programs of Mashhad as the cultural capital of the Islamic world as the representative of ISESCO and report by the authorities of this city to ISESCO, it seems that Mashhad has successfully implemented its program as the cultural capital of the Islamic world in 2017.
In this ceremony, head of the organization for the protection of works and the publishing of holy defense values pointed out the opening of the eighth national exhibition of holy defense and the 19th international exhibition of publishers of the Islamic world stated: the books of holy defense are not just about the Iran-Iraq war, but they are filled with the exalted culture of sacrifice and holy defense, which can be like a solvent elixir for problems of the Islamic system in various social, economic, political and cultural areas.
Commander-in-chief Ahmad Hagh Talab continued: it is essential for cultural custodians to specifically plan for the promotion of a new perspective on holy defense book and culture of sacrifice in the young generation.
In this ceremony, head of Echo Cultural Institute stated: the title of cultural capital of the Islamic world for Mashhad is an honor for those who have selected this name for this city.
Mohammad Mahdi Mazaheri added: selection of Mashhad as the cultural capital of the Islamic world can contribute to the vicinity of Islamic nations, which was seen by Imam Reza as the founder of approximation of and discourse between various religions.
He also expressed: selection of Mashhad as the cultural capital of the Islamic world is a rare opportunity for authorities to make efforts for sustainable development and cultural integration of Khorasan Razavi.
Since 2011, three countries from Islamic, non-Arabic Islamic, and countries of Africa are selected as the cultural capitals of the Islamic world every year. In 2017, the Islamic educational, scientific and cultural organization (ISESCO) affiliated to the organization of the Islamic conference and consisting of 57 member countries, selected the megacity of Mashhad as the cultural capital of the Islamic world in Asia.
The 19th international exhibition of publishers of the Islamic world is held November 30th- December 6th, 2017 at the permanent location of the international exhibition of Mashhad, along with the eighth national exhibition of holy defense books and the cultural week of Algeria.