The MOU was inked by ICFI director Qader Ashena and the chairman of the Publishers Association of Russia, Constantine Chernov, during a meeting at the Moscow International Book Fair, the ICFI announced in a press release published on Friday. 

Based on the MOU, the two sides agreed to begin joint cooperation on book publications and organizing book fairs. 

Speaking at the meeting, Ashena introduced the Tehran International Book Fair, which is being held every year in May, and invited the Publishers Association of Russia to attend the cultural event.

Chernov also expressed his hope the MOU would help boost the publishing industries of the two countries and also asked Iranian publishers to have an active participation at the Moscow book fair.

The Moscow International Book Fair opened on September 4 and will run until September 8.

Source: Tehran Times