The inauguration ceremony on Saturday was attended by Slovakian Deputy Culture Minister Konrad Rigo and a number of Iranian and Slovakian cultural officials. Slovakia’s Ambassador in Tehran Lubomir Golian, Head of Culture Ministry’s Music Department Ali Torabi, Managing Director of Institute for Development of Contemporary Arts Mehdi Afzali, Director of Niavaran Art Development Center Abbas Sajjadi, and Iran’s cultural attache Ali Kiani were in attendance.

During the ceremony, the Slovakian deputy minister of culture described interaction and cooperation between Tehran and Bratislava as ancient and strong, saying that holding of cultural days and weeks will serve as a bridge to deepen bilateral relations in all domains.

A selection of Slovak and Iranian illustrations is also on display at the Niavaran Cultural Centre during the cutlre week to promote children illustrations. The works in view are from Iranian and Slovak artists, designed to promote the Biennial of Illustration Bratislava.

The exhibition includes 13 works by Iranian artists and 29 works by Slovakian artists. The biennial will also present awards at the end of the culture week. The exhibition will wrap up on Wednesday, April 25.