Iran, Japan ink coop. agreement on science

TEHRAN, Oct. 07 (MNA) – Iranian Science Minister Mohammad Farhadi and his Japanese counterpart Hakubun Shimomura signed a first-ever agreement to promote scientific cooperation between the two countries.

The agreement was signed in Kyoto on the sidelines of the annual Science and Technology in Society Forum.

According to the document, the two countries will cooperate on enhancing research and scientific cooperation including exchange of university students and scholars and joint research ventures.

Shimomura stressed Iran’s vital role in the Middle East and said implementation of the agreement will be a major step towards boosting research and scientific cooperation.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in New York in September.

Abe had said that Japan is ready to have cooperation with Iran in the fields of science, culture, environment, medicine, nuclear safety and technology adding that Tokyo will support deals with Japan’s private sector and the implementation of commercial agreements with Iran.

 

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