Iran, Japan to draw scientific coop. roadmap

TEHRAN, Feb. 03 (MNA) – A delegation from Japan International Cooperation Agency met with Iranian deputy minister today in Tehran and discussed the start of joint scientific and research cooperation programs.

During the meeting attended by a number of managers from the Educational Department of Iran’s Ministry of Health, Deputy Minister Bagher Larijani deemed the status of medical sciences education in Iran satisfactory, adding “Iran with 65 universities of medical sciences, over 190,000 students in the field, 18,000 faculty members and about 200 training hospitals can offer ample opportunities for international cooperation in the field of medical sciences.”

He highlighted the significance of the signing of Iran’s document on Noncommunicable Disease Prevention and Control by WHO, adding “a great number of educational, research and medical projects are currently underway across the country and the region and there are many instances for joint cooperation in this regard.”

Meanwhile, the representatives of the Japanese expert delegation explained the objective of their visit to Iran as a chance of being introduced to capacities and educational and research opportunities in the field of medical sciences in the Islamic Republic.

The Japanese delegation stressed that Japan’s prime minister and government have expressed their readiness for full cooperation in scientific, cultural and economic areas, and for this reason, a number of managers from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will visit Iran in the next few weeks to pursue the path of joint cooperation in a more practical vein.

The head of the Japanese delegation maintained that joint cooperation with Iran can include construction and equipment of hospitals, holding joint specialized courses, transferring students and teachers, as well as conducting joint research projects.

Larijani also noted that under Ministry of Health policies, there is the possibility one of the country’s universities of medical sciences and the Japanese delegation would organize necessary plans for cooperation. 




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