Iran’s Culture and Islamic Guidance Minister Mohammad-Mehdi Esmaeili, Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf and other cultural figures attended the opening ceremony.

Mohammadreza Jahedinia, Qur’an memorizer and Iran’s representative at the 38th International Holy Qur’an Competition was commemorated at the opening ceremony.

The exhibition is being held in person in Tehran, after last year’s online-only version.

Director of the exhibition Alireza Mo’af said that COVID-19 caused serious injuries to arts and culture sectors of the country and Iran’s President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi and Culture Minister Esmaeili decided to return the exhibition to a physical format.

This year’s exhibition is underway at the Imam Khomeini Mosalla, from April 16 to 29, with the motto, “Qur’an, the Book of Hope and Peace”.

This year 20 international webinars will be held on the sidelines of the exhibition.

Online seminars will feature topics like Muslim unity, Qur’anic and religious diplomacy, and the proximity of Islamic schools of thought.

One hundred publishing houses are invited to showcase their latest offerings on the Qur’an at the exhibition, which is organized every year during the month of Ramadan.