Romanian Ambassador Cristian Teodorescu has been granted an honorary membership from the Academy of Persian Language and Literature as his mission ended in Tehran on Sunday.
“The academy is proud to have Cristian Teodorescu as an honorary member and we are happy his membership took place before he leaves Iran,” Academy Director Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel said during a ceremony that the academy organized to grant Teodorescu the membership.
“We can say one of the ways to promote language among diﬀerent nations is by diplomatic activities and diplomats who know the language of other countries are much more successful. We are happy that the tradition of learning Persian in Iran by diplomats is growing rapidly,” he remarked.
Haddad-Adel added that Teodorescu studied Persian language and literature at the University of Tehran (before the Islamic Revolution) and later served as an ambassador for several years. “He lived in Iran for 22 years and learned Persian at the university and among the people. We hope after Teodorescu returns to his country, he would continue to develop the ties between the two nations and help promote Persian in his country,” he added.
For his part, the ambassador expressed his thanks and called it a great honor to be a member of the academy.
Ambassadors of Georgia, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and Russia, as well as several Iranian cultural and political figures, attended the ceremony.