The exhibition opened on Wednesday, December 6, in a ceremony attended by officials from Iran and 20 other countries.

Seyyed Mohammad Beheshti, the head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage Research Centre, said during the inauguration ceremony that “the cultural realms of Iran and India are geographically adjacent; therefore, finding cultural similarities between these two countries is not a hard job.”

“Since the time that humans lived in each of these two lands, their territories have been linked to each other,” he noted, according to a Farsi report by the Miras-e Arya news agency.

“Our country is adjacent to other cultures, and we have long-standing cultural relations with our neighbours. The difference between Iran-India ties in comparison with other neighbours is in the quality of the relations,” he added.