Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance along with officials of the Headquarters of Mashhad, the cultural capital of Islamic world in 2017, met prominent Iranian contemporary poet Mr. Mohammad Reza Shafiei Kadkani.
According to Public Relations and Information Center of Ministry of Culture, Seyyed Abbas Shalehi, described Mr. Kadkani as an internationally renowned Iranian figure who has authored numerous books and research work about Persian language and literature.
He also said cultural and literary figures of Iran are among great assets of the country adding the Khorasan Province has always brought up great personalities throughout the history and modern time.
Shafiei Kadkani talking about his memories and the time he has spent in Mashhad and attending the lessons of great academic and seminary figures in this holy city said we should honor those who have devoted their life to promote Iranian culture and literature.
He said there are and have been prominent personalities in Mashhad who are unfortunately not known to people and measures should be taken to introduce them to people and appreciate their great contribution to country’s culture and literature.
This great Iranian poet and scholar talking about the richness of Persian language and its lasting nature said languages spoken in some neighboring countries will eventually wither away but Persian language due to works of great and world famous poets like Hafez, Saadi and Molavi is eternal.
During the meeting the medallion of Mashhad as the cultural Capital of the Islamic world was presented by Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance to Mr. Shafiee Kadkani.