Press TV, Tehran
Common language, common religion and common history—this is enough to make Iran and Tajikistan intimate nations. During the Tajikistan Cultural Week, Iran is hosting Tajik cultural activists and officials in this exhibition showcasing Tajikistan's art, handicrafts and music.
Aside from cultural ties, Iran and Tajikistan share political interests. Both nations are members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Also, Iran was the first country to recognize Tajikistan's independence from the former Soviet Union in 1991.
Aside from holding exhibitions, the week-long event will also host artists, filmmakers and authors from both countries to exchange views and find areas of cooperation. Tajikistan is also set to hold an Iranian cultural week this year to introduce Iran's culture to the Tajik nation.
The two sides have described Iran and Tajikistan’s ties as cordial, which have their roots in their cultural, religious and linguistic commonalities. The two countries have in recent years built on this brotherly relationship to engage more in political and economic arenas as well.