Saturday, June 09, 2012
Kabul (BNA) At the beginning of the session of the culture ministers, the minister of culture of China while welcoming the guests explained the activities of the organization in the last year and emphasized on strengthening of cultural relations among the regional countries especially the members of the Shanghai.
Later Mrs. Jaw Shaw deputy minister of culture of China welcomed the presence of Afghanistan’s culture minister as special guest and said that at this session ministers and representatives of Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India, Iran, Mngolia, Belorussia and Sri Lanka by delivering their speeches explained their cultural achievements during the past years and they asked for expansion of further cultural ties in the region.
Dr. Sayed Makhdoom Raheen Minister of Information and Culture in his speech analyzed the position of Afghanistan as the base of great civilization on the path of silk route and hoped that the silk route once again turn as the course of peace, affection and trade and exchanged of culture and art among the nations of this region.
According to another report, Dr. Raheen alongside the Shanghai meeting met with minister of culture of Russian Federation Khuroshelov and they discussed expansion of cultural relations between the two countries.