According to Mufti, unity and proximity of viewpoints of Muslims is the urgent need of the Islamic world. He expressed: the Mashhad-2017 event and selection of this city as the cultural capital of the Islamic world will have a significant impact in this regard.
In the opening ceremony of the event of cultural capital of Islamic world, ISESCO’s representative stated: “The conditions of Mashhad City is unique to hold the event of cultural capital of Islamic world.”
Secretary-General of the National Commission of ISESCO pointed out in Iran: the “Cultural Capital of the Islamic World” event could introduce the positive aspects of Iran, Islam and Shi'ism to the Islamic world in the form of proper programs.
Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization website has proceeded to officially recording and displaying information related to Mashhad as one of the four cultural capitals of the Islamic world.