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Iranian-Russian Women Friendship Association established

Moscow, Dec 21, IRNA - Iranian-Russian Women Friendship Association was officially registered at list of Russian non-governmental organizations here Friday.

According to Iran's Cultural Attache in Russia, the Association was established thanks to the efforts made by, and cooperation of a number of Russian Iranologists, the wife of Iran's Ambassador to Russian Federation Shahin Karbala'ie, and Ms. Raziyeh Bazzazan, on behalf of the Iranian women.

The main objective behind the establishment of the Iranian-Russian Women Friendship Association is defined in the letter of association of the NGO as "promotion of comprehensive cooperation among the women in Iran and Russia."

Among the other objectives of the Association there are expansion of ties between the two countries' women at state, non-governmental, and parliamentary levels, providing for the acquaintance of women in each country with the family status of women in the other, and facilitating strengthened and promotion of women's social and political statuses in Iran and in Russia.

In the letter of association of this new NGO emphasis is also made on the need for improving the academic level of women, formation and strengthening of relations among the women's organs in Iran and ussia, arranging for scientific and artistic conferences and joint search programs and projects, sponsoring art exhibitions and the two ountries' Women's Friendship Week annually.

The Iranian head of the Iranian-Russian Women's Friendship Association Shahin Karbala'ie told IRNA that among the first moves to be made by this NGO there is sponsoring routine meetings on issues related to women in both countries, the first of which would be held at the Oriental Studies Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Iran's Cultural Attache in Russia, Mahdi Imanipour, too, told IRNA, "The establishment of friendship groups, particularly those related to women's affairs are among the measures aimed at strengthening bilateral ties and are very valuable and of key importance in the field of public diplomacy.

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