A five-day annual Iran-Ghana cultural exhibition has opened in Accra.
The annual programme, which also marks the 37th Islamic Revolution of Iran, is to exhibit cultural and historical artefacts of the two countries.
Mrs Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, commended the Iranian Embassy for consistently organising the arts and cultural exhibition over the years as part of the anniversary of the Victory of the Islamic Revolution, to showcase and promote their culture.
She said Ghana as a country has benefited from these exhibitions because of the various collaborations that are done with Ghanaian artists.
Mrs Ofosu-Adjare called for further collaboration in respect of information and experience sharing, capacity building for cultural and creative arts practitioners as well as facilitating public-private partnership and investment in the two countries through exchange programmes.
“To this end I look forward to vibrant cultural exchanges of our literary artists, musicians and performing artists, handicraft producers, museum curators and conservators amongst others with the support of the Government of Iran,” she said.
Mr Mohammed Soleymani, the Iranian Ambassador to Ghana, expressed appreciation to the people of Ghana for the interest shown in the exhibition.
He said the Iran-Ghana event was a manifestation of the already existing relationship the two counties have, and called for its sustainability.