Paris, May 18, IRNA-An exhibition of Iranian handwoven carpets kicked off in Paris on Tuesday.
France's Minister Delegate for Tourism Leon Bertand, Iran's Ambassador to France Sadeq Kharrazi, Deputy Commerce Minister Feizollah Arabsorkhi and several businessmen attended the inaugural ceremony of the exhibition which runs through May 24.
The fair is sponsored by Iran-France trade centers, the Iranian Embassy in Paris as well as the Iran and France chambers of commerce and industry.
Some 25 rolls of Iranian silk carpets along with 200 rolls of other handwoven ones are being put on display at the exhibition.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Kharrazi expressed gratitude over the presence of the French minister and the Iranian deputy minister.
"Iranian carpet is symbol of Iranian arts, industry, history and identity," he said.
He added every region in Iran has its own style and each style represents a particular region and tribe.
Arabsorkhi also expressed appreciation over Iran-France good cooperation in holding the exhibition.
He was optimistic the fair would pave the way for negotiations between the two governments.
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