Syria, Iran discuss academic cooperation and exchange of scholarships

Damascus, SANA – Higher Education Minister Atef Naddaf discussed on Thursday with Iranian Ambassador to Syria Jawad Turk Abadi means of developing academic cooperation between Iran and Syria and prospects of strengthening it.

The two sides focused on the situation of Syrian students dispatched to study in Iran as well as following up on the Iranian students who have scholarships for studying in Syria.

Naddaf stressed the Ministry’s keenness to enhance the academic relations with Iran through increasing the number of exchanged scholarships, carrying out joint theses between the universities of the two countries and holding Arabic language training courses for Iranian students.

For his part, Abadi lauded the strategic partnership between the two countries in combating terrorism and exchanging academic expertise, highlighting the importance of intensifying exchange of visits to develop prospects of cooperation between the Syrian and Iranian universities.

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