Iran ready to boost academic cooperation with Armenia

IRNA, Iran
January 16, 2005 Sunday 8:10 AM EST

Iran ready to boost academic cooperation with Armenia


Minister of Sciences, Research and Technology Ja`far Towfiqi said
here Sunday that Iran was ready to bolster academic cooperation with
Armenia in the framework of signed agreements.

According to the Public Relations Department of the Ministry of
Sciences, Research and Technology, Towfiqi made the remarks in a
meeting with his Armenian counterpart Sergo Yeritsen.

He called for further scientific relations including exchange of
students and professors as well as holding joint seminars.

Towfiqi said that the number of universities and research centers in
Iran has been increased, adding the country attaches great importance
to scientific and research works.

The Armenian minister, for his part, outlined his country`s
activities, particularly in the fields of Iranology and Persian
language, calling on Iran to bolster higher education relations.

The Armenian delegation headed by Yeritsen arrived in Tehran on
January 15 at the invitation of Towfiqi.

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