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Khatami, Iran's former President, seeks to open cultural dialogue office in Europe

Berlin, Nov 19, IRNA-The Tehran-based Center for Dialogue Among Civilizations will open a branch office in Europe "within the next few months", former Iranian president Seyyed Mohammad Khatami told IRNA in Berlin.

"This European bureau of the Center for Dialogue Among Civilizations will soon begin its activities and we invite all scholars and intellectuals to join us at the office," Khatami said.

"This privately-funded European branch office will be an active link to other international institutions like the UN and UNESCO," he added.

Pointing out that the European office of the Center for Dialogue Among Civilizations was supposed to be established much earlier, Khatami cited funding problems for delays in the opening of the office.

Khatami who is on a five-day visit to Germany following an invitation by the Koerber Foundation in Hamburg, did not say which European country would host the new office.

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