Dean of YSU Faculty of Oriental Studies Ruben Melkonyan, Head of the Chair of Iranian Studies Vardan Voskanyan, Cultural Adviser to the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran Seyyed Mohammad Reza Heydar, representatives of professorial staff, students and others were present at the seminar.
Vardan Voskanyan made an opening speech. The latter spoke about the Islamic Revolution, which has shaped not only the image of Iran for the decades but is also of great importance in the Middle East.
“Our faculty and chair have a serious role in the context of the Armenian-Iranian relations, not only by the educational and scientific, but also by the cultural ambassador’s mission. YSU Chair of Iranian Studies today in Armenia and I will not be afraid to say that it is the largest center in the whole of the CIS, and its employees consider it as their social duty to represent Iran in Armenia, Iranian culture, language, millennial history, political thought,” - said Vardan Voskanyan.
Cultural Advisor to the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Armenia expressed his gratitude for organizing such an event.
“There have been different revolutions around the world. I would like to highlight three that have a crucial role not only in specific countries or regions, but also throughout the world. These are the French Revolution, the October Revolution, and the Islamic Revolution. Unlike other revolutions that had a local impact, these three have had global challenges and roles,” - he said.
More than 30 Armenian and Iranian participants came up with reports on history, political science, culture, and influence of the Islamic Revolution on Iran’s domestic and foreign policy and contemporary literature.
“The anniversary of the revolution is a very important day for our neighbor and friendly country, and an important event in the context of regional developments. I am glad that the Chair of Iranian Studies at YSU, continuing the traditions, is holds this event today,” - Ruben Melkonyan said.