0913 GMT February 17, 2020
Implementing joint scientific projects with Japan will encourage both Iran and Japan to cooperate further and help the former present its scientific potentials and capabilities to the world, said Iran’s minister of science, research and technology.
Expanding cooperation between the two states in the academic field will also help assuage other countries’ political concerns, added Mansour Gholami in an address to Iranian students in the Japanese capital of Tokyo on Wednesday, IRNA reported.
The minister, who was in Japan for attending the 15th Annual Meeting of the Science and Technology in Society Forum in Kyoto, described the institutionalization of cooperation between Iran and international research centers as very important since they help transfer experiences to the country.
Gholami said the main mission of the Iran’s Ministry of Science, Research and Technology is to create strong links with other countries’ elites irrespective of political issues.
Elaborating on the practical function of Iranian universities and efforts to organize them, he underlined their priority to engage in more international scientific and academic collaborations.