Tehran, SANA- Syria and Iran have signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the domain of higher education and scientific research.
The memo was signed on Wednesday in Tehran by Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Dr. Bassam Ibrahim and Iranian Minister of Health and Medical Education Dr. Bahram Einollahi in the presence of the accompanying delegation to Ibrahim and Syria’s Ambassador to Iran Dr. Shafiq Dayoub.
The memo includes the provision of scholarships at the master’s and doctoral levels in various medical specialties, the exchange of researchers and faculty members, visits for qualification and training, participation in scientific activities and medical conferences in both countries, and the benefit of research published in scientific journals.
Minister Ibrahim underlined the importance of the memorandum and its positive effects on the field of higher education, scientific research in medical specializations, and scholarships offered to graduates of Syrian universities.
Ibrahim noted that the cooperation between the two sides in the field of health, medical education and the qualification of human cadres has contributed to supporting the medical and educational sector, especially during the terrorist war that Syria faced over ten years, in addition to the unjust sanctions imposed on it and the Coronavirus pandemic.
In a relevant context, Ali Akbar Velayati, Head of the Board of Trustees of Iran’s Islamic Azad University (IAU), stressed during his meeting with Minister Ibrahim and the accompanying delegation the importance of scientific cooperation between Syrian and Iranian universities.
Minister Ibrahim and the accompanying delegation along with Ambassador Dayoub, also met Dr. Sorena Sattari, Iranian Vice-President for Science and Technology.
Talks during the meeting focused on the need to benefit from Iranian expertise and technology in the medical and engineering fields, in addition to reviewing the aspects of cooperation in the field of nanotechnology and the subsequent steps in this regard.