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Iran, Afghanistan & Tajikistan Cooperate to Restore Achaemenid Relics


09 March 2005


Achaemenid dynasty is retrieving its magnificence in parts of Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan through establishment of relics restoration special training workshop ratified by Iranian Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization and Ministry of Culture of Tajikistan.

Rajabmad Amirov, Tajikistan Minister of Culture, who traveled to Iran in reply to an invitation from The President to participate in the inauguration of Documents and National Library Organization, in an interview with CHN said: “despite many ethnic, cultural and historical similarities between our countries, there was no all-out-cooperation especially in restoration and maintenance of relics between our governments. But by establishing the restoration training workshop for increasing Iran and Tajikistan historical and cultural cooperation, our next aim is to develop our cooperation with Afghanistan by inviting its ambassador. Considering the fact that historical monuments in this country require immediate restoration and maintenance after impairments of the war.”

He added: “historical and cultural interests and relations between these two courtiers are dating back to thousands years ago and considering the fact that these countries were ruled under Achaemenid dynasty as one country, establishment of this training workshop can be a the first step in these 3 countries cooperation in restoring their relics and historical monuments.”

According to Amirov a group of restoration experts will travel to Tajikistan from Iran to restore Kulob, a 2700 city, monuments. He emphasized that: “ the 2700 anniversary of city of Kulob is to be celebrated in 2006 to introduce Tajikistan historical monuments and its ancient culture in this city. Iranian cooperated in restoring Mir Saiid Ali Hamedani tomb with Tajikistan government, and with the establishment of this training workshop we will profit further from cooperation of Iranian experts.”

“As Iranian restoration experts are highly qualified, a group of restoration experts from Tajikistan will travel to Iran to develop their knowledge. A group of Tajiki university students will travel to Iran to study this major in Iranian universities so that the government of Tajikistan reaches its aim in development matter,” told Amirov.



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