News ID: 214497
Published: 0922 GMT May 05, 2018

Moscow, Tehran two scientific, cultural superpowers: Russian official

Moscow, Tehran two scientific, cultural superpowers: Russian official

A Russian official described Moscow and Tehran as two scientific and cultural superpowers which need to promote bilateral cooperation.

There are many grounds for Russia and Iran to expand bilateral scientific ties, Ramazan Abdulatipov, Special Envoy of the Russian President for Humanitarian and Economic Cooperation with the Caspian States said in a meeting held Saturday in this Iranian capital city, IRNA reported.

Recently, he said, a scientific conference was held with participation of the two countries with an aim of expanding academic and scientific cooperation, Abdulatipov said in the meeting with Iranian Minister of Science, Research and Technology Mansour Qolami.

Several thousands Iranian students are now studying in Russian universities, said the official, adding some universities in his country have Persian language and Iranology courses in their curriculum.

Abdulatipov arrived in Tehran on Friday.


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