According to the agreement, the two countries will carry out all-round cooperation in joint archaeology, preservation and restoration of cultural property, conservation, management, and sustainable development of world cultural heritage sites, exchange ideas for exhibitions and preservation technology, and the prevention of trafficking of cultural property, Li Qun, the head of China's National Cultural Heritage Administration, said at the conference, the Global Times reported.

"This joint statement is the first bilateral document signed by the cultural heritage authorities of the two countries in the past decade, marking that the two countries' cultural heritage cooperation has entered a new stage of development and is of milestone significance for the promotion of the Belt and Road Initiative," said Li.

Mohammad Hassan Talebian, the deputy head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Ministry, also expressed great willingness to promote the development of Asian cultural heritage with China.

Mohammad Keshavarz-Zadeh, the Iranian Ambassador to China, also attended the event in Beijing.

Source: Iran Daily