Iran, Afghan universities ink MoU to broaden coop.

TEHRAN, Aug. 04 (MNA) – Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) and Afghanistan’s Khatam Al-Nabieen University signed and sealed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for broadening scientific and academic cooperation.

Ramin Kordi, the Vice-President for International Affairs of Tehran University of MedicalSciences and Dr. Abdul-Qayum Sajadi, the president of Afghanistan's Khatam Al Nabieen University inked an MoU on Saturday.

Kordi pointed to the history of the university and said, “Tehran University of Medical Sciences, as the leading and old academic center, has 11 faculties, 16 training and educational hospitals and 106 research and development (R&D) centers.”

Tehran University of Medical Sciences has managed to establish cooperation with several prestigious international scientific and academic centers, he said, adding, “these interactions have led to the conclusion of Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs), cooperation agreements and exchanging faculty members and students.”

He said 53 Afghan students are currently studying at TUMS, adding “half of them are studying their Masters, and eight are graduated.”

Sajadi, for his part, said, “Iran and Afghanistan have many cultural, religious and historical commonalities. Since a great number of Afghan students are studying in Iran, these students have full familiarity with the training and educational spaces of this country considerably.”

In this get-together meeting, the two sides voiced their readiness to broaden and enhance biletral cooperation in relevant fields.

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