As reported by the Public Relations Department of Esfahan Provincial Governorship, Dr. Zargarpour in his meeting with Mrs. Kathleen Gobel, the German writer, and Frank Rodel, the photographer, who have travelled to Esfahan to write the book of "My Esfahan", said that he was pleased with meeting them and pointed to the trip of foreign high ranking delegations to Esfahan in the recent weeks and named Esfahan as the capital of Iranian and Islamic culture and civilization.
Addressing the German writer, the governor general said, "Your presence in Esfahan is very valuable because we have a long-standing relation with Germany and your work is also precious because you introduce various aspects of Esfahani people's lives to the world."
He pointed to the statement of Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution; "Anything to be done by the language of art will be lasting" and emphasized on the significance of the work of artists and writers and said, "Art is the common language among nations that is conveyed to other people easily."
Dr. Zargarpour asserted, "It's important to know the characteristics of people who have created these beauties; surely they've been very creative and inventive who have made the works that still seem fresh and dynamic."
He stressed, "By observing the historical monuments, artifacts and spiritual heritages remained from past centuries in Iran, especially in Esfahan, we found that builders of these works were quite peace-lover and philanthropist people that tend to have interaction with other nations. Four thousand year-old-civilization of Iran and Islamic and religious bases never allow us to invade other countries or use weapons of mass destruction, while many historical monuments in Europe were destroyed during World Wars I and II."
Dr. Zargarpour said, "The other characteristic of the builders of monuments remained from the past centuries is that they were far-sighted so that monuments built 700 years ago still are used with the same function as the first day."
Esfahan governor general stated, "There is consensus among all the nations even western politicians about positive features and peace loving of Iranian nation and unlike to their showy propaganda, in private circles they admit it and our comments are approved by them."
Kathleen Gobel, the German writer, expressed pleasure to have opportunity to meet the governor general and benefit from his helpful comments and called for increase of interactions and academic and cultural delegation trips between two countries.
She suggested that Esfahan have an active presence in the great international exhibition of Berlin which is about cultural and historical issues.
At the end she said, "The real freedom in Iran in comparison with European countries is certainly more favorable and the freedom of religious minorities in Esfahan can become a model for the world."