Iran, Turkey to draw medical sciences coop. roadmap

TEHRAN, Dec. 22 (MNA) – Iran’s deputy health minister met with Chairman Turkey's Council of Higher Education discussing venues for joint cooperation in the area of medical sciences.

The meeting was held in Tehran with the attendance of Deputy Minister of Medical Education at Health Ministry Bagher Larijani, Chairman of the Council of Higher Education of Turkey Yekta Sarac, Director General for International Affairs of the Health Ministry Mohsen Asadi Lari as well as a group of managers and heads of Turkey’s ministry of health.

Larijani referred to the long history of Iran’s activity in medical sciences deeming the achievements in the areas as the result of the efforts of the country’s scientists with different languages and from various ethnic groups; “health ministry of Islamic Republic of Iran is responsible for teaching, research and delivery of services as well as that one-third of the country’s scientific production is underway in the ministry,” he maintained.

Stressing that Iran possesses a clear path forward for the development of medical education, Larijani said “the development and innovation plan in medical sciences has been designed and is being implemented.”

“Currently, Iranian medical universities enjoy the capacity to cooperate more with regional and world countries which holds true for the case of Turkey as well,” he underlined.

Head of Turkey Higher Education Council Yekta Sarac, for his part, deemed medical sciences as one of the most important issues at higher education adding “we monitor Iran’s progress in the field of medical sciences being pleased about Iran’s success in this regard in recent years.”

Yekta Sarac described the status of Turkey in the field of Medical Sciences stressing “higher education of medical sciences is carried out under the supervision of the Health Ministry and have put an effort to approach the best standards of the world.”

“Various grounds exist for boosting Iran-Turkey ties in the field of medical sciences,” noted Sarac calling for the formation of a joint commission to discuss possible venues for cooperation.

Bagher Larijani highlighted the collaboration between Iran’s health ministry and some Turkish universities; “the possibility exists to draw a clear roadmap for cooperation between the two countries in various fields like medical ethics as well as epidemiology,” he asserted.

At the end of his remarks, Larijani expressed Iran’s readiness to sign an MoU on the exchange of professors and students on the basis of the two countries’ capacities.




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