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Cultural Promotion

Promoting Cultural Cooperation
At the eight Meeting of the Council of Ministers held in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran on 4th May 2008, the Promotion of Cultural Cooperation amongst Member States was recommended to advance the objectives of the Association.  It was envisaged to take projects and activities to promote Cultural Cooperation.

The following IORA cultural events have been hosted since 2008.


Name of Event




First IORA Film Festival

22 February to 1 March 2008

Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi


9th Century Boat 'Jewel of Muscat'

17-20 March 2010

Cochin, India

In view of the importance of Cultural Cooperation which will enhance a Member State-driven cooperation, India undertook to be the Lead Coordinator of this project and a Concept Paper was distributed to Member States as a guideline for further cooperation.