In a meeting with his Zimbabwean counterpart, the Minister of Science, Research and Technology of the Islamic Republic of Iran announced Tehran's readiness to launch Persian language courses at the country's universities.

Iran PressIran news: Prof. Amon Murwira, Zimbabwe's Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development, at the head of a delegation at the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology of Iran, met with Mohammad Ali Zulfi Gol, the Minister of Science, Research and Technology of Iran.

In this meeting, referring to the Iranian President's visit to Zimbabwe last year, Zulfi Gol considered the relations between the two countries to be friendly and important adding: "Zimbabwe has valuable natural resources and rich mines and can extract these mines optimally using modern technologies and scientific methods."

The Minister of Science, Research and Technology of Iran stated: "Now 14 students from Zimbabwe are studying in Iran and we are ready to allocate 50 scholarships to postgraduate students of this country in their favorite fields."

Referring to the role of language and literature in bringing nations closer, Zulfi Gol said: "Iran is ready to establish Persian language and literature courses at the universities of Zimbabwe by paying the fees and sending professors, and this proposal was accepted and welcomed by the Minister of Science and Technology of the Republic of Zimbabwe."

Professor Amon Murwira, also noting that Zimbabwe has had good relations with Iran since the victory of the Islamic Revolution, stated: "We should expand scientific and technological cooperation as well as political relations." 210

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