MINSK, 19 September (BelTA) – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Islamic Republic of Iran Dmitry Koltsov met with Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Mohammad Mehdi Esmaili on 19 September, BelTA learned from the Belarusian diplomatic mission in Tehran.
During the conversation, the parties welcomed constructive interaction in the field of culture. The Belarusian diplomat and the Iranian minister discussed topical issues on the bilateral agenda, including plans to mark the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Belarus and the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Dmitry Koltsov and Mohammad Mehdi Esmaili discussed in detail the participation of Iranian filmmakers in the 28th edition of the Minsk International Film Festival Listapad.
Belarus and Iran established diplomatic relations on 18 March 1993. The Belarusian embassy in Tehran opened on 8 March 1998, and the Iranian embassy has been operating in Minsk since February 2001.