News ID: 210979
Published: 0301 GMT March 03, 2018

Iran, Hungary ink MoUs on research, scientific cooperation

Iran, Hungary ink MoUs on research, scientific cooperation
Photo retrieved from IRIB News Agency

Iran and Hungary have signed memoranda of understanding (MoU) on research, educational and scientific cooperation.

The documents were signed in a ceremony in the Hungarian capital, Budapest, attended by Iranian Health Minister Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi and Director of the Hungarian National Cancer Institute.

One of the documents concerns cooperation with the Iranian Health Ministry, and the other provides for cooperation with the research centers of one of Iran’s universities, IFP cited a report by IRIB.

The Hungarian National Cancer Institute is one of the important research bodies working in the field of cancer and fighting the disease, and enjoys a significant status in Europe.

Different Iranian cancer institutes can have good collaboration with the Hungarian institute.

The head of the Hungarian institute had earlier travelled to the Iranian cities of Tehran and Shiraz, which actually paved the way for the signing of the two documents.

The Iranian health minister, who arrived in Budapest on Wednesday night, signed several other MoUs on healthcare, research, and education during his stay.

He also held talks with Hungarian Minister of Human Resources Zoltán Balog.

Ahead of the Hungarian visit, the health minister had a two-day visit to Belgium, during which expansion of bilateral health ties was discussed.

The Iranian Health Ministry reached an agreement with a Belgian firm, the AMB Company, to modernize the process of healthcare waste disposal in Iranian hospitals.

The Belgian firm in Brussels is a manufacturer of equipment and machinery used for recycling, recovery and processing of medical waste.

Hashemi travelled to Brussels at the invitation of the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis.

The Iranian minister also met with EU Commissioners to issue joint statements in the field of health.



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