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'Bridge from Tehran to Damascus' Combines Arab and Persian Culture.

TEHRAN, (SANA)- 'Bridge from Tehran to Damascus', a plastic art exhibition held in the Iranian capital of Tehran, constituted an important opportunity to introduce the Arab culture and Persian culture which have so much in common.

The Syrian-Iranian organized exhibition, whose activities kicked off on Friday included artistic works of the Syrian artist Ayham Hweijeh and the Iranian artist Nasim Sarmadi, which were presented various denotations inspired by world stories and children poetry.

Afif Haidar, Director of the Syrian Arab Cultural Center in Tehran, highlighted the importance of art in consolidating cultural and social ties among peoples, stressing particularly the role of art exhibitions in getting acquainted with the various cultures and civilizations and the legacy of great artists.

Haidar called for supporting and developing art shows and exhibitions held jointly between Syria and Iran to encourage wider participation of artists and in a way to reflect and strengthen the rich cultural bridge binding both countries.

Artists Hweijeh and Sarmadi, for their part, stressed the influential role of art in civilization and the life of peoples, referring to the concepts implied in artistic paintings in boosting cultural exchange and promoting the culture of respecting the other.

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