China and Iran are the two great courtiers with abundant cultures. In order to further strengthen the cultural exchanges between the two countries. March 22nd, Iranian Cultural Counsellor to China Dr. Jallilvand, accompanied by the Chief Editor of Home and Abroad News Press Mrs. Wei Yan, visited Changde City in Hunan Province and went to see the Changde Poetry Wall, the River Teahouse and Hunan Normal University.
In Changde City, Dr. Jallilvand and other embassy officials visited the “Poetry Wall” known as the longest poetry and calligraphy wall in the world. There are famous works on that wall from well-known poets and artists around the world, including Hafiz, Rudaki and such, and has been translated into Chinese. Dr. Jallilvand praised such great idea to build a poetry wall. He said that a great nation is enduring because of the splendid culture. He hopes that the friendship between Chinese and Iranian people goes from generation to generation. Vice Mayor of Changde City Shen Ximiao met with Dr. Jallilvand and the delegation.
In the morning of March 23rd, Dr. Jallilvand and the delegation visited Hunan Normal University Academy of Fine Arts. Mr. Lu Yuehua, the Executive Vice President, warmly greeted guests in the main hall.
Lu Yuehua extended a warm welcome to Dr. Jallilvand. He said, both China and Iraq are the ancient countries with long civilization history. We have many common things in certain areas. He hoped that there are more understandings, exchanges and cooperative opportunities with Iranian educators in the future.
Dr. Jallilvand appreciated the school system in the university and hoped that the scholars of the two countries should carry forward their own cultural traditions and objectively evaluate others’ traditions. He will made more contributions to promote the cooperation and communications between the schools.
Before leaving the campus, Dr. Jallilvand happily wrote an inscription “To gain greater knowledge, even came far from Iran to China”