The National Museum of Iran and Peking University in China have signed a memorandum of Museum Contract and cooperation.
According to ISNA, to sign this Museum Contract Jibril Nokandeh, Director-General of the National Museum of Iran, and Xao Ping, President of Peking University, and several officials and experts from the two countries, including the Department of Archeology and Museum Beijing, were present virtually at the National Museum of Iran.
Hao Ping, President of Peking University, described China and Iran as the birthplace of human civilization, whose ancestors created brilliant cultures. There is why he insisted on this Museum Contract, adding: “Although there is a great distance between the two countries, since ancient times, along the Silk Road by land and sea, China and Iran have had close exchanges, and this has led to the realization of cultural and economic exchanges, influences and influences, and the flourishing of Eastern and Western civilizations, and ultimately to a key link between all of humanity.
He continued: “The National Museum of Iran has numerous collections, large scale, strong research capabilities, and rich in the gems of Iranian civilization.” This museum is one of the international museums with a world-renowned, ideal location for research and on the origins of human civilization and cultural exchanges between East and West. Also, the best place to sign this Museum Contract.
He also reminded me that Beijing University is the first university established in China and one of the main goals of this university was to study Chinese civilization and to know other civilizations of the world. Professors and students of Peking University have traveled to many cities along the Silk Road and made many scientific achievements, and many talented experts have emerged in this field.
Although we live in East and West Asia and our meeting is only virtual, the desire for mutual understanding allows us to follow in the footsteps of our ancestors and move closer to each other, and our efforts lead to let these ancient civilizations rejuvenate and shine with this Museum Contract.