Iran, Hungary to establish joint grant program

TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (MNA) – In line with expanding scientific cooperation with Hungary, Tehran and Budapest will establish a joint funding program to support research projects.

The decision was made during the visit of Iran’s Vice-President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari to the Hungarian capital Budapest. During the recent visit, the two sides stressed the need for further mutual cooperation and agreed to establish a joint funding program to provide financial support to joint research projects in scientific and technological fields.  

The 7th World Science Forum (WSF) took place in Budapest from 4-7 November. The four-day event which was inaugurated by Prime Minister of Hungary, Viktor Orbán, and attended by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, declared “renewed intent to fight poverty and promote just, equitable and inclusive social development based on the restoration, protection and sustainable use of natural resources and ecosystems.”

The two countries also agreed to create a joint committee in the fields of agriculture, fisheries and environment

Sattari heading a high-ranking delegation participated in the WSF for the very first time and visited Hungary’s research centers including Hungary’s Agricultural Biotechnology Research Center in the city of Budapest as well as Hungary's National Center for Agricultural Research and Innovation.

 

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