Mohammad Taqi Mirzajani, the executive deputy of the country’s Quran Supreme Council made the announcement, adding that there will be Qaris, Quran memorizers and Tawasheeh (religious singing) groups in the delegations.
He said they will be dispatched to South Africa, Senegal, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Russia.
Dispatching the delegations will start as of Friday in cooperation with the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO), he added.
According to the official, the Committee for Inviting and Dispatching Quran Activists has selected the members of the delegations.
The 17th day of the month of Rabi al-Awwal in the lunar Hijri calendar, which falls on December 6 this year, is believed by Shia Muslims to mark the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), while Sunni Muslims regard the 12th day of the month as the birthday of the last prophet.
The interval between the two dates is celebrated every year as the Islamic Unity Week.
Imam Khomeini (RA) declared the occasion as the Islamic Unity Week back in the 1980s.