0734 GMT June 17, 2019
Professor of China Study from Tehran University, Behzad Shahandeh, was invited to attend the opening ceremony. He paid his first visit to Beijing in 1978, which became the beginning of his academic career, Mehr News Agency reported.
He stressed that China was the first country that did not follow the Western model of modernization.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Kazem Sajjadpour said that Iran and China maintain good ties, stressing that promotion of the relationship with China in all aspects is crucial for Iran.
President of Allameh Tabataba’i University, Hossein Salimi, said that his university had a close partnership with Shanghai International Studies University, and Iran’s first China Study Center is a “milestone”.
For his part, Zhang Feng, vice president of Shanghai International Studies University, said that the university will also establish a new Iran Study Center through cooperation with Allameh University.
The two centers “will serve as a platform for cultural communication and academic dialogue,” Zhang added.