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Shiraz mentioned as the world second city of literature

TEHRAN, Oct.15 (ISNA)-Iran's Fars Foundation director stated that it was likely that Shiraz would be recognized as the world's second city of Literature after Edinburgh.

Saeed Zahed went on to say that the Fars foundation was to follow up the issue seriously.

"Out of the three groups working on the matter, two groups have given us their results. We are waiting for the third group to finish before we can declare the results to the UNESCO," he said.

Tomb of great Iranian poet Hafez in Shiraz

Also Jalil Sazegarnejad, the director of Hafizology center stated that after Edinburgh of Scotland, Shiraz was mentioned as the world's second city of literature in UNESCO.

"Now the UNESCO is after convincing the general assembly of this fact by certain proofs and docouments," he added.

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