The deputy foreign minister for international affairs and the head of the Tajikistan Academy of Sciences on Tuesday agreed on the need to broaden bilateral scientific cooperation.

Iran PressIran news: Vahid Haddadi-Asl and Fahad Rahimi, in a meeting here in Tehran, also agreed on the need for strengthening scientific relations between academics and researchers and implementing joint scientific projects.

The two sides stressed the need for having broader scientific and technological cooperation and it was agreed that a Joint Scientific Cooperation Committee will be established in the very near future.

Haddadi-Asl referred to the joint languages and religions, as well as geographical proximity as factors that can deepen bilateral cooperation, noting that the two countries have a history of cooperation and friendship.

For his part, the head of the Tajikistan Academy of Sciences said that the country is enthusiastically waiting for broader scientific cooperation with Iran, and the exchange of professors of sciences is an appropriate first step in that respect.

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