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Iran, Syria to expand scientific cooperation

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Jan 26, IRNA -- Minister of Science, Research and Technology Mohammad Mehdi Zahedi said here on Monday that the scientific cooperation between Iran and Syria will expand.

In a meeting with a Syrian delegation led by deputy minister for research and university affairs, Najib Abdolvahed, he added that the scientific cooperation between the two countries’ higher education centers in the field of seismology and laser has reached a remarkable level.

He also announced readiness for undertaking joint projects with Syrian universities in the field of nanotechnology

Zahedi hoped that launching Farabi University by Iran in Syria will be finalized with the Syrian higher education minister's visit to Tehran.

Abdolvahed, for his part, evaluated performance of Iran-Syria Joint Scientific Cooperation Committee as positive and said that the agreements signed by the two countries in the past six months should be revised.

The two countries’ universities can cooperate in the fields of nanotechnology, agriculture, veterinary, laser sciences and sanitation, he pointed out.

Syrian Ambassador to Iran Hamed Hassan also thanked Zahedi for his special attention for expanding academic cooperation between the two countries.

The Syrian delegation arrived in Tehran two days ago and will return home on Wednesday.

They have visited some Iranian academic and education centers.

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