The Head of Iran's Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO) and the Syrian Minister of Higher Education discussed the joint cooperation relations in higher education and scientific research field.

Iran PressMiddle East: Mohammad Mahdi Imanipour and the accompanying delegation met Bassam Ibrahim in Damascus on Thursday.

During the meeting, Mahdi Imanipour thanked the Syrian government for its permanent cooperation with the Iranian side, stressing the need to focus on developing Persian language departments in Syrian universities and providing them with specialized professors.

For his part, the Syrian minister described the relations between the two countries as deep and historic, pointing to the importance of Iranian scholarships offered to Syrian students, the exchange of students and professors, participation in scientific conferences, and cooperation in the establishment of research centers between Syrian and Iranian universities.

He added that the agreements on scientific research cooperation signed between Syria and Iran universities achieve the common interest between the two countries.

The cultural week of the Islamic Republic of Iran started on Wednesday night with the presence of Syrian Minister of Culture Lubanah Mshaweh, the Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Bashar al-Jaafari, and senior Syrian officials as well as Iranian officials and Iranians living in Syria.

The head of the ICRO and Iran's ambassador to Syria Mahdi Sobhani, and some officials of Iranian institutions based in Syria and a group of Iranians living in this country also attended the opening ceremony of the event.


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