Friday, 05 June, 2020

Neyshabur named Iran’s Book Capital

The northeastern city of Neyshabur has been designated Iran’s Book Capital for the 1395 Persian solar year.

According to Iranian daily Tehran Times,  the news was announced during a ceremony held at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on Monday attended by Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Ali Jannati, First Vice-President Es’haq Jahangiri and Deputy Culture Minister for Cultural Affairs Seyyed Abbas Salehi.

In his short speech, Culture Minister Jannati promised that in the near future the World Book Capital title would be bestowed upon an Iranian city.

He called the project a dynamic idea that would help attract the world’s attention to the cultural diplomacy of Iran.

According to the organizers, one of the sponsors of the project, Mellat Foundation, will establish a library in Iran’s Book Capital of Neyshabur this year.

Neyshabur is a city in the Khorasan Province, capital of the Neyshabur County and former capital of Province Khorasan, in northeastern Iran, situated in a fertile plain at the foot of the Binalud Mountains.

Last year, the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz was designated Iran’s Book Capital from among ten nominations.

Photo: Sheikh Attar Nayshaburi Tomb in Nayshabur (Photo Credit: Ghaviandam)

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