Tajikistan, Iran point out need for broader scientific cooperation

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Head of Tajikistan’s National Academy of Sciences Farhod Rahimi yesterday met in Tehran with Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Vahid Haddadi-Asl. Tajikistan’s Ambassador to Iran Nizomiddin Zohedi also attended the meeting.

IRNA says the parties agreed on the need to expand bilateral scientific cooperation between the two countries.

They reportedly agreed on the need for strengthening scientific relations between the two countries' universities' science faculty members and researchers and implementing joint scientific projects.

According to IRNA, the parties stressed the need for having broader scientific and technological cooperation and it was agreed that a Joint Scientific Cooperation Committee will be established in very near future.

Mr. Haddadi-Asl reportedly referred to the joint languages and religions, as well as geographical proximity as factors that could deepen bilateral cooperation, noting that the past of the two countries, too, has always been a history of cooperation and friendship.

He said cooperation in the field of exchanging university students and providing opportunities for higher education studies for both sides' students were agreed at a recent meeting with Tajikistan’s Ambassador Zohedi.

“It was also agreed that science faculty members of the two countries universities, too, will be exchanged and their presence in scientific projects and seminars will be more frequently facilitated,” Iranian deputy foreign minister was cited as saying.

IRNA says the head of Tajikistan’s National Academy of Sciences, too, said at the meeting that Tajikistan is enthusiastically waiting for broader scientific cooperation with Iran and exchange of professors of sciences of the two countries is an appropriate first step in that respect.

Farhod Rahimi reportedly added, “During the recent years when I was a deputy science and knowledge of Tajikistan I had visited of the Iranian universities and research centers and I am well aware of the scientific progress in different fields in Iran.”

Source: Asia-Plus