Spreading Imam's dynamic ideals abroad, an important duty of cultural attachés

Spreading Imam's dynamic ideals abroad, an important duty of cultural attachés

Hojjat al-Islam Mohammad Mehdi Imanipour, the head of Organisation of Islamic Culture and Communications, says spreading dynamic thought and ideas has been one of the most important duty and task of cultural centers in foreign countries.

Imanipur made remarks during a ceremony at Imam Khomeini's holy mausoleum which has been turned into an educational, spiritual and cultural platform in recent years. 

On Tuesday, at least cultural envoys serving in 60 countries gathered at Imam Khomeini's shrine to pledge allegiance with ideals.

Addressing the ceremony, Imanipour said that the role of cultural envoys in foreign countries have been akin to soldiers at forefront.

“The cultural envoys and attachés of the Islamic Republic of Iran remain like the front-line soldiers of the cultural front in abroad,” he said. 

Explaining the great dimensions of Imam’s personality and considered promoting the ideals, he further said that preaching dynamic beliefs of Imam Khomeini should be considered as one of the most important missions of the Islamic Culture Organization and its attachés in abroad

“We also put emphasis on knowing the intellectual system of the Imam and spreading it abroad as one of the important duties of cultural attachés,” Imanipour said. 

Speaking on Saturday at the 10th meeting of cultural attachés of the Islamic Republic at the Organisation of Islamic Culture and Communications, Ayatollah Dr Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi stated that there is no doubt about the authenticity of the message and culture of the Islamic Revolution, adding, "In the meantime, it should become clear the extent of this message is known and explained".

The president also said cultural attachés the cultural border guards of the Islamic Revolution everywhere in the world/ Our cultural attachés must know the rich culture of the Islamic Revolution and the intellectual system of Imam Khomeini and the Supreme Leader.

The President described the clarification of the discourse of the Islamic Revolution in the world dependent on the effective role of cultural attachés and said, "Attachés are considered as our ambassadors and cultural border guards in the far corners of the world and they play a very important role in cultural interaction and the formation of effective foreign relations".

The President listed "transformation in approaches, processes and organizational transformation" as three important factors in reaching a favorable situation in the field of foreign communications and added, "Sometimes faulty processes cause delays and interruptions in major works, which should be controlled by careful monitoring of processes".

Dr Raisi said that it is possible to create great and effective changes in the field of culture and foreign communications with a transformational perspective, and referring to its requirements, he said, "Cultural attachés must have deep knowledge and belief in the message and mission of the Islamic Revolution".

Pointing out that having knowledge and education in this field is very important, but the insight and deep understanding of the foundations of the Islamic Revolution is not less than knowledge, he added, "Some of the failures in various fields are due to the lack of knowledge and insight towards our own culture and being drowned in the culture of foreigners".

Ayatollah Raisi further pointed out the conflict between atheism and faith in today's world and said, "Today, the Arrogant System is trying to make Islamic societies affected by its atheism and secular culture, make them devoid of faith and the political, social, cultural and economic system of Islam".

The President added, "Cultural attachés abroad have the duty to create unity not only among the Muslim community but also with the followers of other divine and Abrahamic religions, as well as those who are concerned about ethics and spirituality".
Emphasising the need to use the media and introduce Iran's cultural capacities to other nations, Dr Raisi pointed out the great capacity of Iranians abroad for effective activism in the field of promoting Islamic culture and stated, "This great capacity should not be abandoned and with the right support and creating effective communication, each of the Iranians abroad can be the cultural ambassador of the revolution in their place of residence and help to expand the knowledge view of the Revolution".

The President called the role of ambassadors and cultural activists important in the development and progress of countries and said, "No developed country has developed without the active role of its ambassadors and cultural activists, so it is necessary for our cultural representatives abroad have a transformational view to follow the development of commercial, economic and cultural development with countries".



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